Meaning of “desolate” - Learner’s Dictionary

desolate

adjective us uk /ˈdesələt/
PLACE

A desolate place is empty and makes you feel sad:

a desolate landscape
PERSON

lonely and unhappy:

She felt desolate when he left.
desolation noun [ U ] us uk /ˌdesəlˈeɪʃən/

(Definition of “desolate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)