Definitions for desolate

Definitions for (verb) desolate

Main entry: desolate, devastate, scourge, lay waste to, ravage, waste

Definition: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

Usage: The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

Main entry: depopulate, desolate

Definition: reduce in population

Usage: The epidemic depopulated the countryside

Main entry: abandon, forsake, desert, desolate

Definition: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

Usage: The mother deserted her children

Definitions for (adj) desolate

Main entry: desolate

Definition: crushed by grief

Usage: depressed and desolate of soul; a low desolate wail

Main entry: desolate, bleak, bare, barren, stark

Definition: providing no shelter or sustenance

Usage: bare rocky hills; barren lands; the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes; the desolate surface of the moon; a stark landscape

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