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ghost town

noun [C]  us   /ˈɡoʊst ˌtɑʊn/
a town that was busy in the past but is now empty or nearly empty because the activities that kept people there have stopped
Translations of “ghost town”
in Chinese (Traditional) 被廢棄的城鎮…
in Russian город, покинутый жителями…
in Turkish terk edilmiş kasaba/şehir, kuş uçmaz kervan geçmez şehir…
in Chinese (Simplified) 被废弃的城镇…
in Polish wymarłe miasto…
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