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Definition of desert noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1  [countable, uncountable] a large area of land that has very little water and very few plants growing on it. Many deserts are covered by sand the Sahara Desert Somalia is mostly desert. burning desert sands
  2. 2(figurative) a cultural desert (= a place without any culture)
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