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devastating adj
1 making light of; "afire with annihilating invective"; "a devastating portrait of human folly"; "to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert [syn: annihilating, withering]
2 wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction; "possessing annihilative power"; "a devastating hurricane"; "the guns opened a withering fire" [syn: annihilative, annihilating, withering]
3 physically or spiritually devastating; often used in combination; "a crushing blow"; "a crushing rejection"; "bone-crushing" [syn: crushing]

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Adjective

  1. causing devastation

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Verb

devastating
  1. present participle of devastate

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