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Desolate

Definition

[adj] made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare; "a wasted landscape"
[adj] pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn"
[adj] crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
[adj] providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
[v] devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
[v] reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
[v] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

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