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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈzɜːtəd/
  • (file)



  1. simple past and past participle of desert


deserted (comparative more deserted, superlative most deserted)

  1. (of a place) Abandoned, without people.
    • 1960 January, G. Freeman Allen, “"Condor"—British Railways' fastest freight train”, in Trains Illustrated, page 48:
      Ahead the flanks of the Pennines gleamed faintly in the moonlight, looking as though they themselves were part of some dry and deserted lunar landscape.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 68:
      On arrival at Birmingham New Street, I make my way upstairs to the mezzanine to get shots of an almost deserted concourse, polka-dotted with social distancing circles like some strange board-game.
  2. desolate (Can we add an example for this sense?)


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