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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Deserted. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To lay waste or devastate.

Usage examples (37)
  • They tiny town was so desolate they didn't even stop for gas.
  • Depressed and desolate of soul
  • Adjective : a treeless, desolate landscape. ,a desolate place. ,desolate prospects
  • And here I thought you were going to be in desolate conditions! for more
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