devastation · noun U /ˌdev.əˈsteɪ.ʃən/Full view
C2 serious damage caused by a violent event
Dictionary example:

The tornado has already left a trail of devastation through four states from Nebraska to Missouri.

Learner example:

As you might know, this is one of the few green areas that has survived the devastation suffered by our town during the past five years. (Certificate of Proficiency in English; C2; Spanish)

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