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English definition of “wilderness”

wilderness

noun [C usually sing]    /ˈwɪl·dər·nəs/
an area of land that has not been farmed or had towns and roads built on it, esp. because it is difficult to live in as a result of its extremely cold or hot weather or bad earth: Large parts of Canada are still wilderness.
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