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Definitions of desolate:

  • verb:   reduce in population
  • verb:   leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
  • verb:   devastate or ravage
  • adjective:   crushed by grief
    Example: "Depressed and desolate of soul"
  • adjective:   pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment
    Example: "Desolate and despairing"
  • adjective:   made uninhabitable
  • adjective:   providing no shelter or sustenance
    Example: "The desolate surface of the moon"


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