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.