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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A dry sandy region with little or no plant life.

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Used as a noun, listen here, it means: A dry sandy region with little or no plant life. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To abandon or forsake.

Usage examples (26)
  • Moses dragged us through the desert to the one place in the Middle East where there is no oil.
  • A desert island
  • Noun : The Sahara is a vast sandy desert. ,The town was a cultural desert
  • Adjective : a desert tribe; a desert palm. ,a big, wide-brimmed desert hat for more
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