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wasteland

noun [C]  /ˈweɪstˌlænd/ us  
a large area of land that has not been developed, usually because it cannot be easily used: Rain forests are being transformed into barren wasteland. A wasteland can also be anything that seems to lack positive qualities: Television is a vast wasteland.
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