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war-tornadjective

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