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  1. des·ert
    IPA[ˈdezərt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a dry, barren area of land, especially one covered with sand, that is characteristically desolate, waterless, and without vegetation.

      Synonym : wasteland, waste, wilderness, wilds, dust bowl, barren land
    • 2. a situation or area considered dull and uninteresting:

      a cultural desert
      Synonym : uninteresting place/period, unproductive place/period, wasteland

    adjective

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: desert, plural noun: deserts

    • verb

      abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous:

      (of a number of people) leave (a place), causing it to appear empty:

    • noun

      a waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand:

      a situation or place considered dull and uninteresting:

    • adjective

      like a desert:

      uninhabited and desolate:

    • verb

      abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous:

      (of people) leave (a place), causing it to appear empty:

    • adjective

      (of a place) empty of people:
    • plural

      a person's worthiness or entitlement to reward or punishment:
    • adjective

      (of a place) empty of people:
    • plural

      what a person deserves with regard to reward or (more usually) punishment:
    • noun

      a flowerlike aggregate of crystals of a mineral occurring in arid areas.

      a succulent plant with pink, tubular flowers and a swollen, woody stem containing toxic, milky sap that is sometimes used for arrow poison. It is native to East Africa and Arabia.

    • noun

      a dark hard film of oxides formed on exposed rock surfaces in arid regions.
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