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devastate 的同义词

(动词) 
Definition
to damage (a place) severely or destroy it
A fire devastated large parts of the castle.
同义词
destroy
The building was completely destroyed.
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ruin
Roads have been destroyed and crops ruined.
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sack
Imperial troops sacked the French ambassador's residence in Rome.
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wreck
Vandals wrecked the garden.
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spoil
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
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demolish
The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
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trash (slang)
Would they trash the place when the party was over?
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level
Further tremors could level yet more buildings.
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total (slang)
I broke my collar bone and totalled the bike.
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ravage
The soldiers had ravaged the village.
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plunder
They plundered and burned the town.
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desolate
A great famine desolated the country.
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pillage
Soldiers went on a rampage, pillaging stores and shooting.
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raze
Dozens of villages have been razed.
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lay waste
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despoil (formal)
the modern day industry which has despoiled the town
(动词) 
(informal)  If word of this gets out, it will devastate his family.
同义词
shatter
the tragedy which had shattered him
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overwhelm
He was overwhelmed by a longing for times past.
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confound
The findings confound all the government's predictions.
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floor (informal)
I was floored by the announcement.

其他同义词

in the sense of confound
The findings confound all the government's predictions.
同义词
give the lie to,
make a nonsense of,
prove false,
blow out of the water (slang),
in the sense of demolish
Definition
to tear down or break up (buildings)
The building is being demolished to make way for a motorway.
同义词
knock down,
trash (slang),
total (slang),
tear down,
in the sense of desolate
Definition
to make barren
A great famine desolated the country.
同义词
lay low,
lay waste,
despoil (formal),
depopulate

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