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Adjective
Abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
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“A desolate, godforsaken place.”
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Feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness
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“It doesn't leave you feeling desolate and destitute - it does give you hope.”
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Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
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“A community has sprung from this desolate place.”
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In a state of unhappiness or despondency
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Sad because one has no friends or company
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Inferior or run-down in state or quality
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Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
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Of which knowledge has been lost
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Battle-scarred
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That has not (yet) been discovered, especially of a location
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Not domesticated
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Having nowhere to live
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Completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
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To completely destroy or devastate
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“Amazingly, this visual effect neither turns the scene arty nor drains it of its excitement, but it does suggest that none of this violence has anything to do with the real violence that destroys people and desolates the earth.”
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To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless
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“It made me realise how utterly desolate I had felt over the last few weeks.”
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To cause significant upset to (someone)
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