Synonyms for Lay waste:

v.

consume (verb)
demolish, devastate, waste, wreck, raze, ruin, annihilate, ravage.
damage (verb)
ransack, Depredate, despoil, ruin, pillage, rend, mar, spoil, waste, vandalize, wreak havoc, damage, ravage.
desolate (verb)
pillage, despoil, Depredate.
destroy (verb)
demolish, damage, annihilate, smash, tear down, desolate, dismantle, extirpate, eradicate, vaporize, disintegrate, bulldoze, mow down, level, decimate, mar, destroy, flatten, abolish, wreck, raze, exterminate, rip to shreds, pulverize, devastate, atomize.
devastate (verb)
spoil.
pillage (verb)
ransack.
ravage (verb)
wreak havoc.
ruin (verb)
decimate.
sack (verb)
destroy.

Other synonyms:

ruin
ruin.
waste
waste.