desolation Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"desolation" in British English

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desolationnoun [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 ​feelingsad and ​alone: a ​feeling of ​utter desolation
(Definition of desolation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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desolationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌdes·əˈleɪ·ʃən/
the ​condition of a ​place that is ​empty, with no ​living things or nothing ​pleasant in it: It was ​difficult to ​describe the ​emptiness, the desolation of the ​area.
(Definition of desolation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “desolation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 空旷, 荒芜, 荒废…
in Chinese (Traditional) 空曠, 荒蕪, 荒廢…
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