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desolation

noun [U] uk   us   /ˌdes.əlˈeɪ.ʃən/

desolation noun [U] (EMPTINESS)

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

desolation noun [U] (SADNESS)

the state of feeling sad and alone: a feeling of utter desolation
Translations of “desolation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 空曠, 荒蕪, 荒廢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 空旷, 荒芜, 荒废…
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