Dev`as*ta"tion (?), n. [Cf. F. d'evastation.]

1.

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. Goldsmith.

2. Law

Waste of the goods of the deceased by an executor or administrator.

Blackstone.

Syn. -- Desolation; ravage; waste; havoc; destruction; ruin; overthrow.

 

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