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Definition of dead zone noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    dead zone

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  1. 1a place or a period of time in which nothing happens The town is a cultural dead zone.
  2. 2an area that separates two places, groups of people, etc. The UN is trying to maintain a dead zone between the warring groups.
  3. 3a place where a cell phone does not work because no signal can be received
  4. 4(biology) an area of water in which animals cannot live because there is not enough oxygen
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