devastate

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devastate(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to destroy)
a. devastar
Large areas of Brazil are being devastated by indiscriminate logging.La tala indiscriminada de árboles está devastando grandes extensiones del territorio brasileño.
b. asolar
The earthquake devastated the city center.El terremoto asoló el centro de la ciudad.
2. (to overwhelm)
a. aplastar
They devastated us in that inter-college debate.Nos aplastaron en ese debate interuniversitario.
b. arrollar
England devastated Australia in the third test match.Inglaterra arrolló a Australia en el tercer partido internacional.
3. (to cause grief or shock)
a. desolar
The news of his death left his family devastated.La noticia de su muerte dejó a su familia desolado.
b. destrozar
When the doctor told him it was cancer, he was devastated.Cuando el doctor le dijo que era cáncer, quedó destrozado.
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devastate
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (crops, village)
a. devastar
2. (colloquial)
a.
I was devastated by the newsla noticia me dejó consternado or desolado
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devastate [ˈdevəsteɪt]
transitive verb
(destroy) [+place] devastar; asolar; [+opponent, opposition] aplastar; arrollar; (overwhelm) [+person] dejar desolado; dejar destrozado
we were simply devastated estábamos verdaderamente desolados or destrozados
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