desert

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  • verb
    Abandon (a person, cause, or organization) in a way considered disloyal or treacherous. (we feel our public representatives have deserted us)
  • noun
    A waterless, desolate area of land with little or no vegetation, typically one covered with sand. (the desert of the Sinai peninsula is a harsh place)
    A flock of lapwings. (a desert of lapwings rises from a ploughed field)
    adjective
    Like a desert. (overgrazing has created desert conditions)

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