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Desolate

Des´o`late
a.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.
3.Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
Have mercy upon, for I am desolate.
- Ps. xxv. 16.
Voice of the poor and desolate.
- Keble.
4.Lost to shame; dissolute.
5.Destitute of; lacking in.
I were right now of tales desolate.
- Chaucer.
v. t.1.To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
[imp. & p. p. Desolated; p. pr. & vb. n. Desolating.]
2.To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
Verb1.desolate - leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
Synonyms: desert, forsake, abandon
2.desolate - reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
Synonyms: depopulate
3.desolate - devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
Adj.1.desolate - 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"
Synonyms: barren, bleak, stark, bare
2.desolate - pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn"
3.desolate - crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
4.desolate - made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare; "a wasted landscape"
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