Complete Definition of "desolate"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-desolate.ogg|Audio (US)

Adjective
en-adj

  1. deserted and devoid of inhabitants
  2. barren and lifeless
  3. made unfit for habitation or use
  4. dismal or dreary
  5. sad, forlorn and hopeless

Translations
trans-top|deserted
German: verlassen
Italian: desolato, deserto
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trans-top|barren / lifeless
German: verlassen
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trans-top|unfit for habitation
German: verlassen
Italian: abbandonato
trans-bottom

trans-top|dismal
German: öde
Italian: nero
trans-bottom

trans-top|hopeless
German: trostlos
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Verb
en-verb|desolat|ing

  1. To deprive somewhere of inhabitants; to devastate or lay waste somewhere; to abandon or forsake something; to make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.

Translations

French: ravager

Related terms
desolation


Italian

Adjective
desolate

  1. Feminine plural of desolato

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ru:desolate
te:desolate
vi:desolate
zh:desolate

Revision and Credits for"desolate"
  • 2007-12-13 21:37 - AutoFormat - -{{top}} +{{trans-top|barren / lifeless}}, -{{top}} +{{trans-top|deserted}}, -{{top}} +{{trans-top|dismal}}, -{{top}} +{{trans-top|hopeless}}, -{{top}} +{{trans-top|unfit for habitation}}

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