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1desolate/ˈdɛsələt/adjective
1desolate
/ˈdɛsələt/
adjective
Learner's definition of DESOLATE  
[more desolate; most desolate]
: lacking the people, plants, animals, etc., that make people feel welcome in a place
: very sad and lonely especially because someone you love has died or left
2desolate/ˈdɛsəˌleɪt/verb
desolatesdesolateddesolating
2desolate
/ˈdɛsəˌleɪt/
verb
desolatesdesolateddesolating
Learner's definition of DESOLATE  
[+ object]formal + literary
: to make (someone) feel very sad and lonely for a long time — usually used as (be) desolated
: to damage (a place) in such a way that it is no longer suitable for people to live in
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