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vastation

Syllabification: vas·ta·tion
Pronunciation: /vaˈstāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of vastation in English:

noun

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

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin vastatio(n-), from vastare 'lay waste'.

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