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    Definition:
    Desert - (n.) That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.
    Desert - (n.) A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa are destitute and vegetation.
    Desert - (n.) A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.
    Desert - (a.) Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
    Desert - (v. t.) To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country.
    Desert - (v. t.) To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.
    Desert - (v. i.) To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Deserted - (imp. & p. p.) of Desert
    Deserting - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desert
    Deserter - (n.) One who forsakes a duty, a cause or a party, a friend, or any one to whom he owes service; especially, a soldier or a seaman who abandons the service without leave; one guilty of desertion.
    Desertful - (a.) Meritorious.
    Desertion - (n.) The act of deserting or forsaking; abandonment of a service, a cause, a party, a friend, or any post of duty; the quitting of one's duties willfully and without right; esp., an absconding from military or naval service.
    Desertion - (n.) The state of being forsaken; desolation; as, the king in his desertion.
    Desertion - (n.) Abandonment by God; spiritual despondency.
    Desertless - (a.) Without desert.
    Desertlessly - (adv.) Undeservedly.
    Desertness - (n.) A deserted condition.
    Desertrix - (n.) Alt. of Desertrice
    Desertrice - (n.) A feminine deserter.
    Indesert - (n.) Ill desert.
    Misdesert - (n.) Ill desert.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Desert - v. 1 leave without intending to return. 2 (esp. As deserted adj.) Forsake, abandon. 3 run away (esp. From military service). deserter n. (in sense 3). Desertion n. [latin desero -sert- leave]
    Desert - n. Dry barren, esp. Sandy, tract. adj. Uninhabited, desolate, barren. [latin desertus: related to *desert1]
    Desert - n. Dry barren, esp. Sandy, tract. adj. Uninhabited, desolate, barren. [latin desertus: related to *desert1]
    Desert - n. 1 (in pl.) Deserved reward or punishment (got his deserts). 2 being worthy of reward or punishment. [french: related to *deserve]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Desert boot - n. Suede etc. Ankle-high boot.
    Desertification - n. Making or becoming a desert.
    Desert island - n. (usu. Tropical) uninhabited island.

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