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desolate
used in Fahrenheit 451

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Definition
destroyed; or emptied of people; or emptied of most plants and animals
  • Though the desolation had not yet arrived, [it] was still in the air, it was certain as man could make it.
    p. 152.1
desolation = destruction

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • And Faber was out; there in the deep valleys of the country somewhere the five a.m. bus was on its way from one desolation to another.
    p. 152.0
desolation = destroyed place

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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