war-torn

adjective

: very badly harmed or damaged by war : torn apart by war
a war-torn country

Examples of war-torn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across the board, Europeans have grown nervous about integrating as many as eight new countries, especially one as large, poor, and war-torn as Ukraine. Célia Belin, Foreign Affairs, 5 Apr. 2024 Southeast Asia has become a center of gravity for those criminal syndicates, often in remote and war-torn corners. Sui-Lee Wee, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2023

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“War-torn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/war-torn. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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