Definition of vastation in English:


Syllabification: vas·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /vaˈstāSHən


  • The action or process of emptying or purifying someone or something, typically violently or drastically.
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    • 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'.

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