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Dictionary definition for: Desert

1. (n) an arid region with little or no vegetation

2. (v) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

3. (s) located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island" "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads" "a wild stretch of land" "waste places"

4. (v) desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler''s army, they were shot"

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