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desert

noun [C or U]     /ˈdez.ət/ US  /-ɚt/
A2 an area , often covered with sand or rocks , where there is very little rain and not many plants : They were lost in the desert for nine days . We had to cross a large area of arid , featureless desert. the desert sun Deserts, prairies and wildernesses cultural, intellectual, etc. desert disapproving a place that is considered to have no cultural , intellectual , etc. quality or interest : This town is a cultural desert.Unpleasant placesPlaces and locations Grammar:Geographical places
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