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slum

noun [C]     /slʌm/
a very poor and crowded area, especially of a city: an inner-city slum She was brought up in the slums of Lima.Areas in towns and cities informal disapproving a very untidy or dirty place: This flat would be an absolute slum if I wasn't here to clean it.Unpleasant placesPlaces and locations slummy     /ˈslʌm.i/ adjective She found herself in a slummy back street.Areas in towns and cities
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