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  Definition of desolate
  1. devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  2. reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
  3. leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  4. made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare; "a wasted landscape"
  5. pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn"
  6. crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
  7. 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"
Similar Words: lay waste to, waste, devastate, ravage, scourge, depopulate, abandon, forsake, desert, blasted, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted, forlorn, godforsaken, lorn, bare, barren, bleak, stark

 

Hyponyms: ruin, expose, walk out, ditch, maroon, strand

 

Derivational Morphology: bane, curse, scourge, nemesis, ravage, depredation, ravaging, devastation, bleakness, desolation, destruction, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter, depopulation, desertion, abandonment, defection, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, defector, forlornness, loneliness, forsaking, giving up

 

 
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