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desolate (des uh LAYT) (verb), desolates; desolated; desolating
1. To make a place barren or deserted: "The continuous terrorist acts desolated or devastated the village."
2. To make someone feel sad and lonely; having the feeling of being abandoned by friends or by hope: "When her father divorced her mother and moved away, the girl was desolated."
3. Literally, "to leave alone" to be "without companions"; also, "uninhabited", from Latin desolatus, desolare "to leave alone, to desert"; from de-, "completely" + solare, "to make lonely".
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