(?), n. [Gr. desmo`s ligament + -logy.] The science which treats of the ligaments. [R.]
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(?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. bond + muscle.] (Zol.) The division of Tunicata which includes the Salp. See Salpa.
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(?), a. [L. desolatus, p. p. of desolare to leave alone, forsake; de- + solare to make lonely, solus alone. See Sole, a.] 1. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
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I will make Jerusalem . . . a den of dragons, and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Jer. ix. 11.
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And the silvery marish flowers that throng
The desolate creeks and pools among.
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2. Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
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3. Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
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Have mercy upon, for I am desolate.
Ps. xxv. 16.
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Voice of the poor and desolate.
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4. Lost to shame; dissolute. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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5. Destitute of; lacking in. [Obs.]
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I were right now of tales desolate.

Syn. -- Desert; uninhabited; lonely; waste.
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