Devastate and Overwhelm


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Devastate verb – To bring destruction to (something) through violent action.
Usage example: the city was devastated, first by the earthquake and then by fires

Overwhelm is a synonym for devastate in shatter topic. In some cases you can use "Overwhelm" instead a verb "Devastate". popular alternative
Nearby Words: devastation, devastating, devastator
Synonyms for Devastate


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Overwhelm verb – To subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress.
Usage example: just the thought of how much work there is to do overwhelms me

Devastate is a synonym for overwhelm in overcome topic. You can use "Devastate" instead a verb "Overwhelm". popular alternative
Nearby Words: overwhelming, overwhelmingly
Synonyms for Overwhelm

Common collocations

mind devastate mind overwhelm mind
party devastate party overwhelm party
rest devastate rest overwhelm rest
army devastate army overwhelm army
Other nouns: world, ship, enemy, forces, ranks, opponents, enemies, foes, ships, shields, armies, York.
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