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Related / Similar Words: lay waste to, waste, devastate, ravage, scourge, depopulate, abandon, forsake, desert, blasted, desolated, devastated, ravaged, ruined, wasted, forlorn, godforsaken, lorn, bare, barren, bleak, stark

 

Definition:
  • devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion";
  • reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside";
  • leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children";
  • made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare; "a wasted landscape";
  • pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn";
  • crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail";
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: ruin, expose, walk out, ditch, maroon, strand

     

    Derivational Morphology: bane, curse, scourge, nemesis, ravage, depredation, ravaging, devastation, bleakness, desolation, destruction, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, waster, uprooter, depopulation, desertion, abandonment, defection, deserter, apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter, defector, forlornness, loneliness, forsaking, giving up

     

     
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