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A once thriving town, especially a boomtown of the American West, that has been completely abandoned.
a deserted town, esp one in the western US that was formerly a boom town
a town permanently abandoned by its inhabitants, as because of a business decline or because a nearby mine has been worked out.
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|Noun||1.||ghost town - a deserted settlement (especially in western United States)|
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"