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Dictionary entry overview: What does lay waste to mean?
• LAY WASTE TO (verb)
The verb LAY WASTE TO has 1 sense:
1. devastate or ravage
Familiarity information: LAY WASTE TO used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Devastate or ravage
Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
Hypernyms (to "lay waste to" is one way to...):
Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "lay waste to"):
ruin (reduce to ruins)
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
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