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boomtown

noun [C] (also boom town)
 
 
/ˈbuːmtaʊn/
ECONOMICS a town or city that experiences a sudden increase in size and business activity: In many of India's boomtowns, a car is an important part of the middle-class dream, a symbol of status and comfort. an oil/a mining boomtown
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