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Desolate


DESOLATE, adjective

1. Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; desert; uninhabited; denoting either stripped of inhabitants, or never having been inhabitated; as a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness.

I will make the cities of Judah desolate without an inhabitant. Jeremiah 9:11.

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 Absaloms house. 2 Samuel 13:20.

4. Deserted of God; deprived of comfort.

My heart within me is desolate Psalms 143:4.