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[wawr-weer-ee] /ˈwɔrˌwɪər i/
utterly exhausted and dejected by war, especially after a prolonged conflict.
(of an airplane) damaged beyond use except as scrap or as a source of salvageable spare parts.
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war-weariness, noun Unabridged
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  • The nation was war-weary having many sons, daughters, husbands and fathers sent into combat half a world away.
  • It suggested his sure command and the harmony his reforms had brought to a war-weary populace.
  • Although his speeches make little sense when read today, they soothed a war-weary nation.
  • Caves also offer shelter from the elements, a haven from pursuing enemies, and surcease for the war-weary soul.

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