desertedadj. 1. having no residents; as, deserted villages.
Syn. -- uninhabited.
2. no longer used by people.
Syn. -- abandoned, derelict.
3. remote from civilization; as, the victim was lured to a
4. being left by another without support or assistance; left in the lurch; -- of people; as, deserted wives and children. In this sense, the label implies some level of dependence of the person(s) being deserted on those deserting them.
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