(?), n. [F. dsolation, L. desolatio.] 1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
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Unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
Dan. ix. 26.
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2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
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You would have sold your king to slaughter, . . .
And his whole kingdom into desolation.
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3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.
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How is Babylon become a desolation!
Jer. l. 23.

Syn. -- Waste; ruin; destruction; havoc; devastation; ravage; sadness; destitution; melancholy; gloom; gloominess.
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