Definition of wasteland noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

wasteland

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈweɪstlænd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪstlænd//
 
[countable, uncountable] Construction
 
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an 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 (figurative) The mid 1970s are seen as a cultural wasteland for rock music. The film was shot in the desert wasteland of southern California. See related entries: Construction
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