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English definition of “desolate”

desolate

adjective  /ˈdes·ə·lət/ us  

desolate adjective (EMPTY)

(of a place) having no living things; empty: a desolate landscape

desolate adjective (SAD)

(of a person) extremely sad and feeling alone: When her son left for a year abroad, she felt desolate.
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