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displaced person

noun [C] uk   ( plural displaced persons) us  
someone who has been forced to leave their home, especially because of war or a natural disaster (= something that causes a lot of damage) such as an earthquake, flood, etc.
Translations of “displaced person”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指戰爭、災難造成的)離鄉背井者…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指战争、灾难造成的)背井离乡者…
(Definition of displaced person from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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