Arguably a synthesis of "invaded" and "devastated", or perhaps a combination of the latin root vastare with the prefix "in-". The word's first usage was coined by a Cambodian attempting to describe the imperial conquest and destruction his native land. It is now a permanent addition to Pidginized English, and is in widespread use in Asia-Pacific.
"We all know the French invastated this country."
by no_one_is_anonymous May 24, 2004