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vāstō āvī, ātus, āre

vastus, to make empty, deprive of occupants, desert, vacate, void, empty, lay waste, desolate, ravage, devastate, destroy: cum equitatus vastandi causā se in agros eiecerat, Cs.: Italiam: vastati agri sunt, L.: pati terram stirpium asperitate vastari, to lie waste: partem provinciae incursionibus, Cs.: Omnia late, V.: Poenorum tumultu Fana, H.: cultoribus agros, V.: cultores, Ta.—Fig.: ita conscientia mentem excitam vastabat, perplexed, S.

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