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desert

v. to intentionally abandon a person or thing.

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The development of the nitrate industry made a great impact not only worldwide but locally in the desertic pampa, between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries.
The terrestrial area is desertic, with an annual rainfall of about 113 mm.
To continue with the paradoxes, Carmelites were "hermits" which for us means "solitary," though this modern semantic meaning does not coincide with the etymological meaning given above, as "hermit" ought to mean "desertic" in the landscape sense that we now give to the term.
The next two can be almost desertic, with high temperatures and evaporating winds.
Arid Region Mildly sloping land Deep sandy, and coarse loamy desertic with low AWC in Thar desert: deep loamy and alkaline with medium AWC in Runn of Kutch.