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desolate
Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 7
1. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
2. Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
2. To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
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