concentration camp

noun
Updated on: 15 May 2018
: a camp where persons (such as prisoners of war, political prisoners, or refugees) are detained or confined

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1897

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CONCENTRATION CAMP Defined for English Language Learners

concentration camp

  • : a type of prison where large numbers of people who are not soldiers are kept during a war and are usually forced to live in very bad conditions


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