Definition of desolation in English:

desolation

Syllabification: des·o·la·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌdesəˈlāSHən
 
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noun

Origin

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

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