Desolate - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- reduce in population (syn: depopulate)
- cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly (syn: devastate, ravage, scourge, waste)
a low desolate wail
...a desolate house abandoned many years ago...
...destitute and desolate since her husband walked out on her...
...totally desolated the city with aerial bombs...
A position more desolate than his had been can hardly be imagined.
The city had been desolated by the plague.
He was desolated by continuous despair.
David was desolated by his wife's death.
the desolate surface of the moon
A desolate stretch of road
The valley is a desolate moonscape.