/ 5devEsteIt; `dZvEs9tet/ v [Tn] (a) completely destroy (sth); ruin 彻底毁坏(某事物); 毁灭; 摧毁: a house devastated by a bomb 被炸弹炸毁的房子 * War devastated the country. 战争摧毁了这个国家. (b) (infml 口) shock (sb); overwhelm 令(某人)震惊; 使(某人)难以承受: She was devastated by his death. 她因他去世而悲痛欲绝. * I was devastated by the news of the crash. 我获悉失事的消息感到十分震惊.
> devastating / 5devEsteItIN; `dZvEs9tetIN/ adj
very destructive 破坏力极强的; 毁灭性的: a devastating war, famine, storm, etc 毁灭性的战争﹑ 饥荒﹑ 风暴等.
causing severe shock 令人十分震惊的; 具有强大冲击力的: devastating criticism, news 猛烈的抨击﹑ 惊人的消息.
(fig infml 比喻, 口) striking; impressive 突出的; 醒目的; 令人钦佩的: devastating wit 非凡的机智 * She looked devastating, ie very beautiful. 她貌美绝伦. devastatingly adv .
devastation / 9devE5steIFn; 9dZvEs`teFEn/ n [U] devastating or being devastated 毁灭: complete, utter devastation 完全的﹑ 彻底的毁灭.