Devastate and Protect


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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

Protect is an antonym for devastate in demolish topic.
Nearby Words: devastation, devastating, devastator
Antonyms for Devastate


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Protect verb – To drive danger or attack away from.
Devastate is an antonym for protect.
Nearby Words: protection, protected, protector, protective, protecting
Antonyms for Protect
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Common collocations

life devastate life protect life
family devastate family protect family
rest devastate rest protect rest
environment devastate environment protect environment
Other nouns: universe, earth, world, country, ship, planet, city, galaxy.
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Protect and Devastate. (2016). Retrieved 2021, April 14, from
Devastate & Protect. N.p., 2016. Web. 14 Apr. 2021. <>.
Protect or Devastate. 2016. Accessed April 14, 2021.

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