desolates


desolates
des·o·late || 'desələt v. make miserable; abandon, neglect; deprive of inhabitants, depopulate adj. abandoned, lonesome, neglected; miserable

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  • desolate — desolates, desolating, desolated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]de̱sələt[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]de̱səleɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED A desolate place is empty of people and lacking in comfort. ...a desolate landscape of flat green fields… …   English dictionary

  • Desolate — Des o*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desolated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desolating}.] 1. To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desolated — Desolate Des o*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desolated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desolating}.] 1. To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay waste; to ruin; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desolater — Des o*la ter, n. One who, or that which, desolates or lays waste. Mede. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desolating — Desolate Des o*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desolated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desolating}.] 1. To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood. [1913 Webster] 2. To lay waste; to ruin; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Destroyer — De*stroy er, n. [Cf. OF. destruior.] 1. One who destroys, ruins, kills, or desolates. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nav.) a small fast warship used primarily as an escort to larger vessels and typically armed with a combination of 5 inch guns, torpedos,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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