Noun devastation has 5 senses
  1. devastation, desolation - the state of being decayed or destroyed
    --1 is a kind of deterioration, impairment
    --1 has particulars: ruin, ruination; blight
    Derived form: verb devastate1
  2. devastation - the feeling of being counfounded or overwhelmed; "her departure left him in utter devasation"
    --2 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb devastate2
  3. devastation, desolation - an event that results in total destruction
    --3 is a kind of ruin, ruination
    Derived form: verb devastate1
  4. ravaging, devastation - plundering with excessive damage and destruction
    --4 is a kind of plundering, pillage, pillaging
    Derived form: verb devastate1
  5. destruction, devastation - termination by an act of destruction
    --5 is a kind of termination, ending, conclusion
    --5 has particulars:
     disaster; kill; laying waste, ruin, ruining, ruination, wrecking; razing, leveling, tearing down, demolishing; annihilation, obliteration; decimation; self-destruction; neutralization, neutralisation; sabotage; extermination, liquidation; holocaust; demolition; spoliation; vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischief
    Derived form: verb devastate1