war torn
Subjected to the ravages of war.

The war torn country was practically back to the stone age for infrastructure.


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  • war-torn — [ wɔr ,tɔrn ] adjective a war torn country or place has been badly damaged by a war, especially a war that involves different groups from the same country …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • war-torn — adj [only before noun] a war torn country, city etc is being destroyed by war …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • war-torn — adjective laid waste by war • Syn: ↑war worn • Similar to: ↑destroyed * * * war torn UK [ˈwɔː(r) ˌtɔː(r)n] US [ˈwɔr ˌtɔrn] adjective a war torn country or place has been badly damaged by a war, especial …   Useful english dictionary

  • war-torn — adjective (only before noun) a war torn country, city etc is being destroyed by war, especially war between opposing groups from the same country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • war-torn — UK [ˈwɔː(r) ˌtɔː(r)n] / US [ˈwɔr ˌtɔrn] adjective a war torn country or place has been badly damaged by a war, especially a war that involves different groups from the same country …   English dictionary

  • war-torn — [ˈwɔː ˌtɔːn] adj a war torn country or place has been badly damaged by a war …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • war-torn — adj. War torn is used with these nouns: ↑country …   Collocations dictionary

  • war-torn — adjective extensively damaged as the result of war …   Wiktionary

  • war-torn — adjective (of a place) racked or devastated by war …   English new terms dictionary

  • war-torn — /ˈwɔ tɔn/ (say waw tawn) adjective affected badly by a protracted war. Also, wartorn …   Australian English dictionary

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