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disaster area

noun uk   us  
[C usually singular] a place where a very serious accident, such as an earthquake, has happened [S] humorous an extremely untidy, dirty, or badly organized place: After the party, the house was a complete disaster area.
Translations of “disaster area”
in Chinese (Traditional) 災區, 非常混亂(或髒亂、無序)的地方…
in Chinese (Simplified) 灾区, 非常混乱(或脏乱、无序)的地方…
(Definition of disaster area from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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