Definition for DES-O-LA'TION


  1. The act of desolating; destruction or expulsion of inhabitants; destruction; ruin; waste. Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. – Matth.xii.
  2. A place deprived of inhabitants, or otherwise wasted, ravaged and ruined. How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations. – Jer. i.
  3. A desolate state; gloominess; sadness; destitution. – Shak. Thomson. The abomination of desolation, Roman armies which ravaged and destroyed Jerusalem. – Matth. xxiv.

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