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Definition of desolation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1the feeling of being very lonely and unhappy Her death left him with a terrible sense of desolation.
  2. 2the state of a place that is ruined or destroyed and offers no joy or hope to people a scene of utter desolation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: desolation