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Definition of wasteland noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an area of land that cannot be used or that is no longer used for building or growing things on industrial wasteland the desert wastelands of Arizona
  2. 2(figurative) The mid 1970s are seen as a cultural wasteland for rock music.
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