1. The act of desolating destruction or expulsion of inhabitants; destruction; ruin; waste.
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation. Matt. 12.
2. A place deprived of inhabitants, or otherwise wasted, ravaged and ruined.
How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations. Jer. 50.
3. A desolate state; gloominess; sadness; destitution.
The abomination of desolation, Roman armies which ravaged and destroyed Jerusalem. Matt. 24.
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"Entry for 'Desolation'". "King James Dictionary".