death camp

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of death camp

: a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners are systematically killed

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First Known Use of death camp

1944


DEATH CAMP Defined for English Language Learners

death camp

Definition of death camp for English Language Learners

  • : a place where large numbers of prisoners are taken to be killed during a war : a concentration camp where many people are killed


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