devastation collocations and examples

 UK /ˌdevəˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/

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damage affecting a large area or many people

Adjectives frequently used with devastation
great: great, total, utter, widespreadThe tsunami has caused widespread devastation impacting many countries.types of devastation: ecological, economic, environmental, socialMany African countries may lose one fifth of their population within a decade causing economic and social devastation.
Verbs frequently used with devastation
cause, wreakStorms and gales wreaked devastation in Latin America and Europe at the end of 1999.
Nouns + of frequently used before devastation
place: sceneWhat greeted me was a scene of utter devastation.amount: trailA hurricane hit Northern England leaving a trail of devastation in its wake.extent: extent, scaleShe spoke about the scale of the devastation she had encountered in the worst-hit areas.
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