Definition of desolation in English:

desolation

Line breaks: deso|la|tion
Pronunciation: /dɛsəˈleɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Origin

late Middle English: from late Latin desolatio(n-), from Latin desolare 'to abandon' (see desolate).

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