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Desolation


DESOLATION, noun

1. The act of desolating destruction or expulsion of inhabitants; destruction; ruin; waste.

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation Matthew 12:25.

2. A place deprived of inhabitants, or otherwise wasted, ravaged and ruined.

How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations. Jeremiah 50:23.

3. A desolate state; gloominess; sadness; destitution.

The abomination of desolation Roman armies which ravaged and destroyed Jerusalem. Matthew 24:15.