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war-torn

adjective uk   /ˈwɔː.tɔːn/  us   /ˈwɔːr.tɔːrn/ (also war-ravaged, uk   /ˈwɔːˌræv.ɪdʒd/  us   /ˈwɔːrˌræv.ɪdʒd/ )
severely damaged by a long war, especially between different groups from the same country: It is a long-term task to rebuild the infrastructure of a war-torn country such as Angola.
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