desert {1} definition, desert {1} meaning | English dictionary

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1    a region that is devoid or almost devoid of vegetation, esp. because of low rainfall  
2    an uncultivated uninhabited region  
3    a place which lacks some desirable feature or quality  
a cultural desert     
4    modifier   of, relating to, or like a desert; infertile or desolate  
     (C13: from Old French, from Church Latin desertum, from Latin deserere to abandon, literally: to sever one's links with, from de- + serere to bind together)  
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