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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.
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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.
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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]
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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"
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wasteland

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

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

[ˈweɪstˌlænd] nterra desolata
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