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desolation: Meaning and Definition of

des•o•la•tion

Pronunciation: (des"u-l?'shun), [key]
? n.
  1. an act or instance of desolating.
  2. the state of being desolated.
  3. devastation; ruin.
  4. depopulation.
  5. dreariness; barrenness.
  6. deprivation of companionship; loneliness.
  7. sorrow; grief; woe.
  8. a desolate place.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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