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Definitions of desert:
  • noun:   an arid region with little or no vegetation
  • verb:   desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army
    Example: "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
  • verb:   leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    Example: "The mother deserted her children"
  • adjective:   located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    Example: "A desert island"

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