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Syllabification: war-torn

Definition of war-torn in English:


(Of a place) racked or devastated by war: a war-torn republic
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  • I'll be talking to a veteran of political developments programs in war-torn regions.
  • The young children in the war-torn city loved to paint and were always ready to learn, she said.
  • Despite claims of progress in the negotiations, the conflict in the war-torn province is continuing.
war-ravaged, war-weary, devastated, racked

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