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de·sert2

desert2

 
 
pronunciation:
dih zuhrt
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: deserts, deserting, deserted
definition: to leave behind even though it is one's duty to stay; abandon.
He deserted his children.The sailor deserted his ship.
synonyms:
abandon, forsake
similar words:
disown, leave, neglect, quit, reject, withdraw from
derivation: deserted (adj.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word dessert (a sweet food)? Desert2 when used as a verb (to leave behind) and dessert sound alike but have different meanings.