Dev`as*ta"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. d'evastation.]
The act of devastating, or the state of being devastated; a laying waste.
Even now the devastation is begun,
And half the business of destruction done.
Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.
Syn. -- Desolation; ravage; waste; havoc; destruction; ruin; overthrow.
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