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concentration campnoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​place where ​largenumbers of ​people are ​kept as ​prisoners in ​extremelybadconditions, ​especially for ​politicalreasons: Naziconcentrationcamps
(Definition of concentration camp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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concentration campnoun [C]

 us   /ˌkɑn·sənˈtreɪ·ʃən ˌkæmp/
a ​prison where, esp. during a ​war, ​people who are ​consideredenemies are ​forced to ​stay
(Definition of concentration camp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “concentration camp”
in Chinese (Simplified) 集中营…
in Turkish toplama kampı…
in Russian концентрационный лагерь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 集中營…
in Polish obóz koncentracyjny…
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