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disaster area

noun

Simple Definition of disaster area

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of disaster area

  1. :  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 in a sentence

  1. After the hurricane, the state was declared a disaster area.

  2. His office is a disaster area. How can he find anything in all this clutter?



1953

First Known Use of disaster area

1953


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