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Definition of Desolate


  1. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
  2. Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
  3. Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
  4. Lost to shame; dissolute.
  5. Destitute of; lacking in.
  6. To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
  7. To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
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Desolate Translations

desolate in Dutch is troosteloos, somber, naargeestig
desolate in French is saccager
desolate in Hungarian is vigasztalan
desolate in Italian is desolare
desolate in Portuguese is desolado
desolate in Spanish is desolado, desolar