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Definition of desolate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] desolate somebody (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they desolate
he / she / it desolates
past simple desolated
-ing form desolating
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to make someone feel sad and without hope She had been desolated by the death of her friend.
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