Devastate and Preserve


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Devastate verb – To bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of.
Usage example: the explosion devastated an entire city block

Preserve is an antonym for devastate.
Nearby Words: devastation, devastating, devastator
Antonyms for Devastate


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Preserve verb – To keep in good condition.
Devastate is an antonym for preserve.
Nearby Words: preserved, preservation, preserver, preserving, preservative
Antonyms for Preserve
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Common collocations

life devastate life preserve life
civilization devastate civilization preserve civilization
environment devastate environment preserve environment
base devastate base preserve base
Other nouns: world, surprise, planet, forces.
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Devastate & Preserve. N.p., 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2021. <>.
Preserve or Devastate. 2016. Accessed April 13, 2021.

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