Definition for DES'O-LATE

DES'O-LATE, a. [L. desolatus. See the Verb.]

  1. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; desert; uninhabited; denoting either stripped of inhabitants, or never having been inhabited; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness. I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant. – Jer. ix.
  2. Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars; desolate towers. – Ezek. Zeph.
  3. Solitary; without a companion; afflicted. Tamar remained desolate in Absalom's house. – 2 Sam. xiii. Have mercy on me, for I am desolate. – Ps. xxv.
  4. Deserted by God; deprived of comfort. My heart within me is desolate. – Ps. cxliii.

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