vastation

noun vas·ta·tion \vaˈstāshən\

Definition of vastation

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  devastation

  2. 2 :  a renewal or purification through the burning away or destruction of evil attributes

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Origin and Etymology of vastation

Latin vastation-, vastatio, from vastatus (past participle of vastare to lay waste, from vastus empty, waste) + -ion-, -io -ion — more at waste


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