desolation

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noun des·o·la·tion \ˌde-sə-ˈlā-shən, ˌde-zə-\

Definition of desolation

  1. 1 :  the action of desolating

  2. 2 a :  grief, sadness b :  loneliness

  3. 3 :  devastation, ruin <a scene of utter desolation>

  4. 4 :  barren wasteland


DESOLATION Defined for English Language Learners

desolation

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noun des·o·la·tion \ˌde-sə-ˈlā-shən, ˌde-zə-\

Definition of desolation for English Language Learners

  • : extreme sadness caused by loss or loneliness

  • : the condition of a place or thing that has been damaged in such a way that it is no longer suitable for people to live in : the state or condition of being desolate


DESOLATION Defined for Kids

desolation

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noun des·o·la·tion \ˌde-sə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of desolation for Students

  1. 1 :  the state of being deserted or ruined <Photos showed the desolation left by the fire.>

  2. 2 :  sadness resulting from grief or loneliness



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