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n. often slums
A heavily populated urban area characterized by substandard housing and squalor: grew up in a slum near downtown; lived in the slums by the river.
intr.v. slummed, slum·ming, slumsIdiom:
To visit impoverished areas or squalid locales, especially out of curiosity or for amusement.
To endure conditions or accommodations that are worse than what one is accustomed to.
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adj. -mi•er, -mi•est.
being or resembling a slum.
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|Adj.||1.||slummy - (of housing or residential areas) indicative of poverty; "a slummy part of town"; "slum conditions"|
poor - characterized by or indicating poverty; "the country had a poor economy"; "they lived in the poor section of town"
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
adj (+er) (inf) → verwahrlost; slummy district → Slumgegend f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
slummy[ˈslʌmɪ] adj (buildings) → povero/a, squallido/a; (appearance) → misero/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995