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1 desolate /ˈdɛsələt/ adjective
1 desolate
/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
2 desolate /ˈdɛsəˌleɪt/ verb
desolates; desolated; desolating
2 desolate
/ˈdɛsəˌleɪt/
verb
desolates; desolated; desolating
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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