Meaning of desolation

des•o•la•tion

Pronunciation: (des"u-lā'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.
See also: