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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 desolated
      adj : made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare;
            "a wasted landscape" [syn: blasted, desolate, devastated,
             ravaged, ruined, wasted]