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desolation

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2 land that is uninhabited or not fit for crops
  • looked out over the vast untamed desolation to the north

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3 the state of being unattended to or not cared for
  • the desolation of the abandoned garden

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4 the state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless
  • the nuclear attack resulted in a scene of utter desolation

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“Desolation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desolation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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