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deserted


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desert  \De*sert"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Deserted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Deserting}.]  [Cf.  L.  desertus  p.  p.  of  deserere  to 
  desert,  F.  d['e]serter.  See  2d  {Desert}.] 
  1.  To  leave  (especially  something  which  one  should  stay  by 
  and  support);  to  leave  in  the  lurch;  to  abandon;  to 
  forsake;  --  implying  blame,  except  sometimes  when  used  of 
  localities;  as  to  desert  a  friend,  a  principle,  a  cause 
  one's  country.  ``The  deserted  fortress.''  --Prescott. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  abandon  (the  service)  without  leave  to  forsake 
  in  violation  of  duty;  to  abscond  from  as  to  desert  the 
  army;  to  desert  one's  colors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deserted 
  adj  1:  left  desolate  or  empty;  "an  abandoned  child";  "their 
  deserted  wives  and  children";  "an  abandoned  shack"; 
  "deserted  villages"  [syn:  {abandoned}] 
  2:  remote  from  civilization;  "the  victim  was  lured  to  a 
  deserted  spot" 




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