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Noun: desolation  ,de-su'ley-shun
  1. The state of being decayed or destroyed
    - devastation
     
  2. A bleak and desolate atmosphere
    - bleakness, bareness, nakedness
     
  3. Sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    - forlornness, loneliness
     
  4. An event that results in total destruction
    - devastation

Derived forms: desolations

Type of: deterioration, gloom, gloominess, glumness, impairment, ruin, ruination, sadness, unhappiness