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Definition of desolate:

  1. Destitute of; lacking in.
  2. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
  3. Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
  4. Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
  5. Lost to shame; dissolute.
  6. To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
  7. To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.


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