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wasteland

noun     /ˈweɪst.lænd/
[C or U] an empty area of land , especially in or near a city , that is not used to grow crops or built on, or used in any way: The car was dumped in a stretch of wasteland in the south of the city .Areas in towns and citiesDeserts, prairies and wildernesses [S] literary disapproving a place , time , or situation that does not contain or produce anything positive , or that is completely without a particular quality or activity : the spiritual wasteland of the 1980sUnpleasant placesPlaces and locations
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