present tense third-person singular of desolate
as in destroys
to bring to a complete end the physical soundness, existence, or usefulness of totally desolated the city with aerial bombs

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“Desolates.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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