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English definition of “desolation”

desolation

noun [U] uk   /ˌdes.əlˈeɪ.ʃən/ us  

desolation noun [U] (EMPTINESS)

the state of a place that is empty or where everything has been destroyed: a scene of desolationEmpty

desolation noun [U] (SADNESS)

the state of feeling sad and alone: a feeling of utter desolationSadness and regret
(Definition of desolation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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