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Definitions of desolation

  1. a bleak and desolate atmosphere Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the state of being decayed or destroyed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an event that results in total destruction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A place or country wasted and forsaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of laying waste; the state of being laid waste or abandoned; a solitude; ruin; destruction; affliction; misery. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Waste: destruction: a place desolated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Act of desolating; waste; destruction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. The state of being desolate; ioneliness; dreariness; afflication. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A desolate region; a waste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. The act of making desolate; devastation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The act of desolating; the state of being desolated; a desolate state. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A solitary waste; ruin; destruction; a place deprived of inhabitants; gloom. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. Desolating; neglected, ruined, solitary, or barren state; being for saken, loneliness; dreary sorrow. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Act of desolating or laying waste;—state of being desolated, laid waste, or ravaged;—a desolate place or country;—havoc; devastation; ravage; sadness; destitution; melancholy; gloom; gloominess. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. Destruction of inhabitants; gloominess, melancholy; a place wasted and forsaken. Complete Dictionary
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