concentration camp


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concentration camp

n.
1. A camp where persons are confined, usually without hearings and typically under harsh conditions, often as a result of their membership in a group the government has identified as suspect.
2. A place or situation characterized by extremely harsh conditions.

concentration camp

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a guarded prison camp in which nonmilitary prisoners are held, esp one of those in Nazi Germany in which millions were exterminated

concentra′tion camp`


n.
a guarded compound for the confinement of political prisoners, minorities, etc., esp. those established by the Nazis for the internment and persecution of prisoners.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concentration camp - a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)concentration camp - a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
camp - a penal institution (often for forced labor); "China has many camps for political prisoners"
death camp - a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed
2.concentration camp - a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions
miserableness, misery, wretchedness - a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune; "the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable"
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