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English definition of “desolate”

desolate

adjective     /ˈdesələt/
PLACE A desolate place is empty and makes you feel sad : a desolate landscape EmptyNot attractive to look atSerious and unpleasant
PERSON lonely and unhappy : She felt desolate when he left .Feeling sad and unhappy
desolation     /ˌdesəlˈeɪʃən/ noun [U]
(Definition of desolate adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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