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devastating

['devəsteɪtɪŋ]

прил.

  1. опустошительный, разрушительный

  2. потрясающий; поразительный, удивительный, сногсшибательный

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devastating

['devəsteɪtɪŋ]

adj

  1. разрушительный, опустошительный

  2. разг. потрясающий

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Furthermore, the construction of the separation wall in the West Bank was not only unlawful but also had devastating socio-economic and humanitarian repercussions.
Более того, сооружение разделительной стены на Западном берегу является не только противоправной мерой, но и чревато разрушительными социально-экономическими и гуманитарными последствиями.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
His statements were devastating to me.
Его заявление потрясло меня.
Castaneda, Carlos / The Active Side of InfinityКастанеда, Карлос / Активная сторона бесконечности
Активная сторона бесконечности
Кастанеда, Карлос
© 1998 by Laugan Productions
© "София", 2008
© ООО Издательство "София", 2008
The Active Side of Infinity
Castaneda, Carlos
© 1998 by Laugan Productions
Do we want to destroy Iraq if it is we who are appealing night and day through all the media for him to protect the Iraqi people, the Iraqi army and Arab territory from the destruction of war and its devastating consequences?
Хотим ли мы разрушить Ирак, если мы днем и ночью с помощью всех средств массовой информации призываем его защитить иракский народ, иракскую армию и арабскую территорию от разрушений и последствий войны?
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
The devastating consequences of the wall had led the International Court of Justice to declare, in its advisory opinion of 9 July 2004, that the construction of the wall by Israel ran counter to international law.
Разрушительные последствия строительства этой стены вынудили Международный суд заявить в консультативном решении от 9 июля 2004 года, что строительство Израилем стены противоречит международному праву.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
The cocktail filled him with a whirling exhilaration behind which he was aware of devastating desires—to rush places in fast motors, to kiss girls, to sing, to be witty.
Коктейль наполнил его головокружительным восторгом, он ощутил непреодолимое желание лететь с сумасшедшей скоростью в машине, целовать девушек, петь, острить.
Lewis, Sinclair / BabbitЛьюис, Синклер / Бэббит
Бэббит
Льюис, Синклер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1959
Babbit
Lewis, Sinclair
© 2008 by Quill Pen Classics
Leading British commentator George Monbiot explained that we need to find out "how to stop the planet burning" and said climate change is as devastating as nuclear war.
Ведущий британский обозреватель Джордж Монбайэт пояснил, что нам необходимо выяснить, «как остановить горение планеты», и назвал изменение климата столь же опустошительным, как и ядерная война.
Lomborg, Bjorn / Cool it! The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global WarmingЛомборг, Бьорн / Охладите! Глобальное потепление. Скептическое руководство
Охладите! Глобальное потепление. Скептическое руководство
Ломборг, Бьорн
© Knopf.
© Перевод на русский язык ООО «Питер Пресс», 2008.
© Издание на русском языке, ООО «Питер Пресс», 2008
Cool it! The Skeptical Environmentalist's Guide to Global Warming
Lomborg, Bjorn
© 2007 by Bjorn Lomborg
These deadly and devastating devices contribute to exacerbating poverty, destitution and suffering, with regard not only to the victims but also to their families and communities.
Эти смертоносные и разрушительные устройства усугубляют нищету, лишения и страдания не только тех, кто стал их жертвами, но и их семей и общин.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
And he was devastating when he did.
И был при этом воистину ослепителен.
Marr, Melissa / Wicked LovelyМарр, Мелисса / Коварная красота
Коварная красота
Марр, Мелисса
© И. Шаргородская, перевод на русский язык, 2010
© Издание на русском языке ООО "Издательство "Эксмо", 2010
© 2007 by Melissa Marr
Wicked Lovely
Marr, Melissa
© 2007 by Melissa Marr
He was longing for the cool, humorous, devastating talk of Ash and Clem and Sophie.
Он вдруг затосковал по легкой, иронической, опустошающей душу беседе Аша, Клема, Софи.
Lewis, Sinclair / Kingsblood RoyalЛьюис, Синклер / Кингсблад, потомок королей
Кингсблад, потомок королей
Льюис, Синклер
© "ЛЕНИЗДАТ", 1960
Kingsblood Royal
Lewis, Sinclair
© 2001 Random House, Inc.
This is what he told me: ""it was early in the campaign, and the Zemochs under Otha had penetrated the eastern border of ,Lamorkand and were devastating the countryside as they marched.
Вот что он рассказал мне: «Это было в самом начале войны и земохи императора Отта разоряли западный Лэморканд.
Eddings, David / The Ruby KnightЭддингс, Дэвид / Рубиновый рыцарь
Рубиновый рыцарь
Эддингс, Дэвид
The Ruby Knight
Eddings, David
© 1990 by David Eddings
The confrontation has had a devastating impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.
Конфронтация оказала опустошительное воздействие на гуманитарную ситуацию и экономическое положение на оккупированной палестинской территории.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
Expressing grave concern that situations of armed conflict continue to have especially devastating consequences for the human rights of persons with disabilities,
выражая глубокую обеспокоенность тем, что вооруженные конфликты продолжают оказывать крайне пагубное воздействие на осуществление прав человека инвалидов,
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010
At first the council disregarded this developing opposition, and then it recognised it with an entirely devastating frankness.
Вначале Совет не придавал значения растущей оппозиции, а затем признал ее с обезоруживающей прямотой.
Wells, Herbert George / The World Set Free: A Story of MankindУэллс, Герберт Джордж / Освобожденный мир
Освобожденный мир
Уэллс, Герберт Джордж
The World Set Free: A Story of Mankind
Wells, Herbert George
Far from pointing to a designer, the illusion of design in the living world is explained with far greater economy and with devastating elegance by Darwinian natural selection.
Не прибегающая к идее создателя, теория естественного отбора Дарвина гораздо экономичней, она с неподражаемой элегантностью рассеивает иллюзию сотворения живых существ.
Dawkins, Richard / The God DelusionДокинз, Ричард / Бог как иллюзия
Бог как иллюзия
Докинз, Ричард
© 2006 by Richard Dawkins
© H. Смелкова, перевод на русский язык, 2008
© ООО "Издательская Группа Аттикус", 2008
The God Delusion
Dawkins, Richard
© Richard Dawkins 2006
The impact of HIV/AIDS on women is especially devastating.
Особенно тяжело ВИЧ/СПИД сказывается на положении женщин.
© Организация Объединенных Наций, 2010 год
© United Nations 2010

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'devəsteɪtɪŋAdjectiveопустошительный; разрушительныйExamples

devastating effect — опустошительное воздействие
an exhausting and devastating struggle — изнурительная и опустошающая борьба

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Collocations

devastating effect
опустошительное воздействие
have a devastating effect
опустошать
devastating symptom
изнуряющий симптом
devastating retaliation
сокрушительный удар
devastating effect
разрушительное действие
devastating effect
опустошающий эффект
devastating effect
разрушительное воздействие
devastating shyness
патологическая застенчивость
devastated areas
пострадавшие районы
to devastate
расхищать
devastate a country
опустошать страну

Word forms

devastate

verb
Basic forms
Pastdevastated
Imperativedevastate
Present Participle (Participle I)devastating
Past Participle (Participle II)devastated
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I devastatewe devastate
you devastateyou devastate
he/she/it devastatesthey devastate
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am devastatingwe are devastating
you are devastatingyou are devastating
he/she/it is devastatingthey are devastating
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have devastatedwe have devastated
you have devastatedyou have devastated
he/she/it has devastatedthey have devastated
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been devastatingwe have been devastating
you have been devastatingyou have been devastating
he/she/it has been devastatingthey have been devastating
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I devastatedwe devastated
you devastatedyou devastated
he/she/it devastatedthey devastated
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was devastatingwe were devastating
you were devastatingyou were devastating
he/she/it was devastatingthey were devastating
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had devastatedwe had devastated
you had devastatedyou had devastated
he/she/it had devastatedthey had devastated
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been devastatingwe had been devastating
you had been devastatingyou had been devastating
he/she/it had been devastatingthey had been devastating
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will devastatewe shall/will devastate
you will devastateyou will devastate
he/she/it will devastatethey will devastate
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be devastatingwe shall/will be devastating
you will be devastatingyou will be devastating
he/she/it will be devastatingthey will be devastating
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have devastatedwe shall/will have devastated
you will have devastatedyou will have devastated
he/she/it will have devastatedthey will have devastated
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been devastatingwe shall/will have been devastating
you will have been devastatingyou will have been devastating
he/she/it will have been devastatingthey will have been devastating
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would devastatewe should/would devastate
you would devastateyou would devastate
he/she/it would devastatethey would devastate
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be devastatingwe should/would be devastating
you would be devastatingyou would be devastating
he/she/it would be devastatingthey would be devastating
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have devastatedwe should/would have devastated
you would have devastatedyou would have devastated
he/she/it would have devastatedthey would have devastated
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been devastatingwe should/would have been devastating
you would have been devastatingyou would have been devastating
he/she/it would have been devastatingthey would have been devastating
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am devastatedwe are devastated
you are devastatedyou are devastated
he/she/it is devastatedthey are devastated
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being devastatedwe are being devastated
you are being devastatedyou are being devastated
he/she/it is being devastatedthey are being devastated
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been devastatedwe have been devastated
you have been devastatedyou have been devastated
he/she/it has been devastatedthey have been devastated
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was devastatedwe were devastated
you were devastatedyou were devastated
he/she/it was devastatedthey were devastated
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being devastatedwe were being devastated
you were being devastatedyou were being devastated
he/she/it was being devastatedthey were being devastated
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been devastatedwe had been devastated
you had been devastatedyou had been devastated
he/she/it had been devastatedthey had been devastated
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be devastatedwe shall/will be devastated
you will be devastatedyou will be devastated
he/she/it will be devastatedthey will be devastated
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been devastatedwe shall/will have been devastated
you will have been devastatedyou will have been devastated
he/she/it will have been devastatedthey will have been devastated