disaster area noun
: an area where there has been a major disaster (such as a flood, tornado, or earthquake) and where people can receive special help from the government (such as money to rebuild homes or emergency supplies)
: a place that is very messy or dirty
: an area officially declared to be the scene of an emergency created by a disaster and therefore qualified to receive certain types of governmental aid (as emergency loans and relief supplies)
Examples of DISASTER AREA
- After the hurricane, the state was declared a disaster area.
- His office is a disaster area. How can he find anything in all this clutter?
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