lebensraum


le·bens·raum

noun, often capitalized \ˈlā-bənz-ˌram, -bən(t)s-\

Definition of LEBENSRAUM

1
:  territory believed especially by Nazis to be necessary for national existence or economic self-sufficiency
2
:  space required for life, growth, or activity

Origin of LEBENSRAUM

German, from Leben living, life + Raum space
First Known Use: 1905

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