Definition of vastation in English:

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Pronunciation: /vaˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun] archaic or literary
1The purification of someone or something by the destruction of evil qualities or elements; spiritual purgation.
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'.

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