As an adjective desolate
is deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
As a verb desolate
is to deprive of inhabitants.
As a noun dessert is
) dessert, pudding.
Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
* Bible, Jer. ix. 11
- a desolate''' isle; a '''desolate''' wilderness; a '''desolate house
- I will make Jerusalem a den of dragons, and I will make the cities of Judah desolate , without an inhabitant.
Barren and lifeless.
Made unfit for habitation or use; laid waste; neglected; destroyed.
- And the silvery marish flowers that throng / The desolate creeks and pools among.
Dismal or dreary.
Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
- desolate altars
- He was left desolate by the early death of his wife.
- voice of the poor and desolate
To deprive of inhabitants.
To devastate or lay waste somewhere.
To abandon or forsake something.
To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.
A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal
* (sweet final course of a meal) afters (UK informal ), pudding (UK), sweet (UK)