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Main Entry: 1des·o·late
Pronunciation: des--lt, dez-
Etymology: Middle English desolat "having no inhabitants or visitors, deserted," from Latin desolatus, past participle of desolare "to abandon," from de- "from, away" and solus "alone" --related to 4SOLE, SOLITUDE, SOLO 1: ABANDONED 1 2: having no companionship : LONELY 3 a: showing the results of abandonment and neglect : DILAPIDATEDb: lacking signs of life : BARREN <a desolate landscape> c: CHEERLESS <desolate thoughts> - des·o·late·lyadverb - des·o·late·nessnoun