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.
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]