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Babylon

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noun Bab·y·lon \ˈba-bə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of Babylon

  1. :  a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure



Origin of babylon

Babylon, ancient city of Babylonia


First Known Use: 14th century


Babylon

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geographical name Bab·y·lon \ˈba-bə-lən, -ˌlän\

Definition of Babylon

  1. ancient city ∗ of Babylonia; its site ab 55 miles (89 kilometers) S of Baghdad near the Euphrates




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Babylon

geographical name Bab·y·lon \ˈba-bə-lən, -ˌlän\

Definition of Babylon

  1. ancient city, capital of Babylonia; site 55 mi. (89 km.) S of Baghdad near the Euphrates




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