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waste·land

 (wāst′lănd′)
n.
1. Land that is desolate, barren, or ravaged.
2. Something that is lacking in intellectual or cultural substance: a critic who considers pop music a cultural wasteland.

wasteland

(ˈweɪstˌlænd)
n
1. (Human Geography) a barren or desolate area of land, not or no longer used for cultivation or building
2. a region, period in history, etc, that is considered spiritually, intellectually, or aesthetically barren or desolate: American television is a cultural wasteland.

waste•land

(ˈweɪstˌlænd)

n.
1. land that is uncultivated or barren.
2. an area that is devastated, as by flood or war.
3. something, as a locality, that is spiritually or intellectually barren.
[1630–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wasteland - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivationwasteland - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
heathland, heath - a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

wasteland

noun wilderness, waste, wild, desert, void Pollution has already turned vast areas into a wasteland.

wasteland

noun
A tract of unproductive land:
badlands, barren (often used in plural), desert, waste, wilderness.
Translations

wasteland

[ˈweɪstlænd] N
1. (undeveloped) → terreno m baldío or yermo, tierra f baldía or yerma; (uncultivated) → erial m
industrial wastelandterreno m industrial baldío
2. (fig) → desierto m
a cultural wastelandun desierto cultural

wasteland

[ˈweɪstlænd] n
(= waste ground) (in country)terres fpl à l'abandon; (in town)terrain m vague
(fig) (= desert) → désert mwaste materials npldéchets mpl
waste materials from the oil industry → les déchets de l'industrie pétrolièrewastepaper basket [weɪstˈpeɪpər] ncorbeille f à papierwaste pipe n(tuyau m de) vidange fwaste products npl
déchets mpl

wasteland

[ˈweɪstˌlænd] nterra desolata
References in classic literature ?
At the foot of the hill lay wasteland over which a few groups of our Cossack scouts were moving.
For two days they drifted over this horrid wasteland.
Below them they saw the dense vegetation of the jungle give place to the scantier growth upon the hillside, and then before them there spread the wide expanse of arid wastelands marked by the deep scarring of the narrow gorges that long-gone rivers had cut there in some forgotten age.
The 23-year-old is in custody following an investigation into reports of an attempted attack on wasteland off Kincraig Close in Openshaw at the weekend.
Plumes of choking fumes could be seen for miles around when the blaze broke out on wasteland in Elswick in Newcastle's West End.
These challenges include reclamation of cultivable wasteland, diversification of production from the low value to high value products in response to market demand.
THESE cannabis plants found growing on wasteland have been seized by police.
A TERRIFIED 14-year-old boy was dragged into wasteland, savagely beaten and mugged in Castle Vale.
The driver then escaped after a chase over wasteland despite a police helicopter being called out to help with the search.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- Police units, who arrived at scene over the call, encountered with a dead body of a man in a wasteland in Ankara on Saturday.
Bethesda promises there will be more "Fallout 4" in 2016, but fans may want to commit to spending more time in the Wasteland before March 1.
Contract notice: Project management contract for the implementation of 30 social rental housing in new participatory habitat for the wasteland of the beautiful may in marseille 13003.