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 for deserted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Desert \De*sert"\ (d[-e]*z[~e]rt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Deserted; p. pr. & vb. n. Deserting.] [Cf. L. desertus,
     p. p. of deserere to desert, F. d['e]serter. See 2d
     1. 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. "The deserted fortress." --Prescott.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Mil.) 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.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  deserted \deserted\ adj.
     1. having no residents; as, deserted villages.
     Syn: uninhabited.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     2. no longer used by people.
     Syn: abandoned, derelict.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     3. remote from civilization; as, the victim was lured to a
        deserted spot.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     4. being left by another without support or assistance; left
        in the lurch; -- of people; as, deserted wives and
     Note: In this sense, the label implies some level of
           dependence of the person(s) being deserted on those
           deserting them.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an
             abandoned farmhouse" [syn: abandoned, derelict,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  120 Moby Thesaurus words for "deserted":
     abandoned, abjured, antiquated, antique, apostasy, archaic,
     available, bar, bare, castaway, defenseless, demand, derelict,
     desertion, deserve, desolate, discarded, discontinued, disregarded,
     disused, done with, empty, falseness, fatherless, forlorn,
     forsaken, free, friendless, gain, get, godforsaken, half-done,
     have it coming, helpless, homeless, ignored, isolated, jettisoned,
     kithless, laid aside, left, left undone, lonely, marooned, merit,
     missed, motherless, neglected, not worth saving, obsolescent,
     obsolete, old, old-fashioned, omitted, on the shelf, open, out,
     out of use, out-of-date, outcast, outdated, outmoded, outworn,
     overlooked, passed by, passed over, passed up, past use,
     pensioned off, perfidiousness, perfidy, pigeonholed, put aside,
     rate, recreancy, rejected, relinquished, renounced, resigned,
     retired, shunted, sidelined, sidetracked, slighted, solitary,
     stranded, superannuate, superannuated, superseded, tenantless,
     tergiversation, treacherousness, treachery, unasked, unattended to,
     uncared-for, unchaperoned, unconsidered, uncouth, undone, unfilled,
     unfrequented, unfriended, uninhabited, unmanned, unoccupied,
     unpeopled, unpopulated, unregarded, unsolicited, unstaffed,
     untaken, untenanted, untended, unvisited, unwatched, vacant,
     vacated, win, worn-out

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