Meaning of “desolate” - Learner’s Dictionary

desolate

adjective uk us /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 uk us /ˌdesəlˈeɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

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