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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 des·o·la·tion /ˌdɛsəˈleʃən, ˌdɛzə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·o·la·tion n.
 1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
    Unto the end of the war desolations are determined.   --Dan. ix. 26.
 2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
 You would have sold your king to slaughter, . . .
 And his whole kingdom into desolation.   --Shak.
 3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.
    How is Babylon become a desolation!   --Jer. l. 23.
 Syn: -- Waste; ruin; destruction; havoc; devastation; ravage; sadness; destitution; melancholy; gloom; gloominess.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being decayed or destroyed [syn: devastation]
      2: a bleak and desolate atmosphere [syn: bleakness]
      3: sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned [syn: forlornness,
      4: an event that results in total destruction [syn: devastation]