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adjective devastating pronunciation in British English /ˈdevəˌsteɪtɪŋ/

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  1. 1
    causing a lot of harm or damage

    a devastating fire/storm/flood

    Gambling can have a devastating effect on families.

  2. 2
    very shocking or upsetting

    It is always devastating to be diagnosed with a terminal illness.

  3. 4
    extremely effective and very difficult to argue with or compete against

    Another senior player, Brian Tobin, has also been in devastating form.

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