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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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  • It was war-weary, and its weariness was not of apathy, but of exhaustion.

    A Poor Wise Man Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • For us, the Germans might cease from troubling and the war-weary be at rest, while we skipped back to any century we fancied.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Such an enterprise supplies what the war-weary world so greatly needs—the lan vital et cratur, to borrow Bergson's fine phrase.

  • The Germans, war-weary, were stunned by the vigor of the fresh army that once in action would not be denied.

  • The fact that Paris was only a ghost of her former 61self made no impression on war-weary troopers.

    Aces Up Covington Clarke

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