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Definition of devastation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

devastation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdɛvəˈsteɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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great destruction or damage, especially over a wide area The bomb caused widespread devastation. The cost of the devastation could run to $6 million.
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