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desolating


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desolate  \Des"o*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Desolated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Desolating}.] 
  1.  To  make  desolate;  to  leave  alone;  to  deprive  of 
  inhabitants;  as  the  earth  was  nearly  desolated  by  the 
  flood. 
 
  2.  To  lay  waste;  to  ruin;  to  ravage;  as  a  fire  desolates  a 
  city. 
 
  Constructed  in  the  very  heart  of  a  desolating  war. 
  --Sparks. 




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