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desolation

des·o·la·tion

desolation

pronunciation:
de z leI shn [or] de s leI shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the condition of a place or person that is desolate.
definition 2: the act or process of making desolate.
the desolation of cities by heavy bombing
definition 3: a feeling of loneliness and isolation.
definition 4: a feeling of grief or misery.
similar words:
mourning