Definition of vastation in English:

vastation

noun

mass nounarchaic, literary
  • 1The purification of someone or something by the destruction of evil qualities or elements; spiritual purgation.

    • ‘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.’
  • 2Devastation.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin vastatio(n-), from vastare ‘lay waste’.

Pronunciation

vastation

/vaˈsteɪʃ(ə)n/