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Babylon

noun Bab·y·lon \ˈba-bə-ˌlän, -lən\

Definition of BABYLON

:  a city devoted to materialism and sensual pleasure

Origin of BABYLON

Babylon, ancient city of Babylonia
First Known Use: 14th century

Babylon

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

Definition of BABYLON

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

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