Synonyms of lay waste in English:

lay waste


See definition of lay waste to (or lay something (to) waste)

phrase

1‘the army laid waste to hundreds of villages’

SYNONYMS
devastate, wipe out, destroy, demolish, annihilate, raze, ruin, leave in ruins, wreck, level, flatten, gut, consume, ravage, pillage, sack, wreak havoc on
literary despoil
rare depredate