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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dev·as·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
 Even now the devastation is begun,
 And half the business of destruction done.   --Goldsmith.
 2. Law Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
 Syn: -- Desolation; ravage; waste; havoc; destruction; ruin; overthrow.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being decayed or destroyed [syn: desolation]
      2: the feeling of being counfounded or overwhelmed; "her
         departure left him in utter devasation"
      3: an event that results in total destruction [syn: desolation]
      4: plundering with excessive damage and destruction [syn: ravaging]
      5: termination by an act of destruction [syn: destruction]