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de·sert1

desert1

 
pronunciation:
de zrt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very dry, often sandy area with little or no plant growth.
The Sahara Desert is a hot, sandy desert, whereas the Gobi Desert is cold and rocky.
 
similar words:
barrens, dust bowl, waste, wasteland
definition 2: any barren place with little natural life; wasteland.
synonyms:
barrens, waste, wasteland
similar words:
badlands, desolation, dust bowl, no man's land, wild, wilderness
definition 3: a place deficient in some desirable quality.
He finds the place where he's living now to be an intellectual desert.
synonyms:
wasteland
similar words:
desolation, vacuum, void, zero
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, concerning, or similar to a desert.
Cacti can do well in a desert climate.
synonyms:
arid, barren, desolate, dry, infertile, parched, scorched, torrid
antonyms:
fertile
similar words:
bare, empty, sandy, thirsty
definition 2: found in or native to a desert.
desert flowers
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