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〔 ˋdєsLIt 〕


〔 ˊdesәlәt 〕

Overview of verb desolate

The verb desolate has 3 senses

  • abandon, forsake, desolate, desert -- (leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children")

  • depopulate, desolate -- (reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside")

  • lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourge -- (cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion")

Overview of adj desolate

The adj desolate has 2 senses

  • bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark -- (providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape")

  • desolate -- (crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail")