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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dev·as·tate /ˈdɛvəˌstet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dev·as·tate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Devastated; p. pr. & vb. n. Devastating.]  To lay waste; to ravage; to desolate.
    Whole countries . . . were devastated.   --Macaulay.
 Syn: -- To waste; ravage; desolate; destroy; demolish; plunder; pillage.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside
           after the invasion" [syn: lay waste to, waste, desolate,
            ravage, scourge]
      2: overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when
         his son died"