noun[mass noun] archaic or literary
1The purification of someone or something by the destruction of evil qualities or elements; spiritual purgation.
More example sentences
- Reaching this point of powerlessness - of emptiness - is the vastation that Swedenborg talks about.
- Some vastation is necessary so that our remains can be safely brought to our assistance through His mercy.
mid 16th century: from Latin vastatio(n-), from vastare 'lay waste'.
More definitions of vastationDefinition of vastation in:
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