Associations to the word «Desolate»

Wiktionary

DESOLATE, adjective. Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
DESOLATE, adjective. Barren and lifeless.
DESOLATE, adjective. Made unfit for habitation or use; laid waste; neglected; destroyed.
DESOLATE, adjective. Dismal or dreary.
DESOLATE, adjective. Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
DESOLATE, verb. To deprive of inhabitants.
DESOLATE, verb. To devastate or lay waste somewhere.
DESOLATE, verb. To abandon or forsake something.
DESOLATE, verb. To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.

Dictionary definition

DESOLATE, verb. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children".
DESOLATE, verb. Reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside".
DESOLATE, verb. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion".
DESOLATE, adjective. 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".
DESOLATE, adjective. Crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail".

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