Dictionary Results for desolate


1. desolate - verb

· leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

Synonym(s): abandon, forsake, desert

Hypernym(s): leave




2. desolate - verb

· reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"

Synonym(s): depopulate

Hypernym(s): shrink, reduce




3. desolate - verb

· cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Synonym(s): lay_waste_to, waste, devastate, ravage, scourge

Hypernym(s): destroy, ruin




4. desolate - adjective

· providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

Synonym(s): bare, barren, bleak, stark




5. desolate - adjective

· crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"





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