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  • The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  • The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
  • A place or country wasted and forsaken.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Des`o*la"tion (?), n. [F. désolation, L. desolatio.] 1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.

Unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Dan. ix. 26.

2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.

You would have sold your king to slaughter, . . .
And his whole kingdom into desolation.
Shak.

3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.

How is Babylon become a desolation!
Jer. l. 23.

Syn. -- Waste; ruin; destruction; havoc; devastation; ravage; sadness; destitution; melancholy; gloom; gloominess.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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