Adding to parental devastation is the usual mystery of why a stillbirth occurred.
Katrina taught us what devastation extreme weather can inflict on colleges.
But farther south, where the devastation and disorder was much more severe, anger set in.
Researchers have confirmed a long-suspected link between logging and the devastation of forest fires in tropical rain forests.
It's bad enough that all this ecological devastation is for a pill that doesn't even work.
The devastation of that city drew gold out of the world's major money centers.
Not far below these directives is the implementation of strategies designed to stave off the after-effects of devastation.
But such devastation can be measured in dollars, as well as lives.
Watch video from inside a tornado, create your own hurricane, and see photos of tsunami devastation.
It's common in areas of devastation for rescuers to tag names on newly created landmarks.
Word Origin and History for devastation
mid-15c., from Middle French dévastation, from Late Latin devastationem (nominative devastatio), from past participle stem of Latin devastare "lay waste completely," from de- "completely" (see de-) + vastare "lay waste," from vastus "empty, desolate" (see waste (v.)).