Desolating
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city. [1913 Webster]

Constructed in the very heart of a desolating war. --Sparks. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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