desolation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French desolacion, from Latin dēsōlātiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

desolation (plural desolations)

  1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
  3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin dēsōlātiō.

Noun[edit]

desolation f (plural desolations)

  1. desolation; destruction; annihilation.