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Definition of desolate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of a place) empty and without people, making you feel sad or frightened a bleak and desolate landscape
  2. 2very lonely and unhappy synonym forlorn The thought that her husband did not want the baby made her feel utterly desolate.
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