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Definition of disaster area noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    disaster area

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  1. 1a place where a disaster has happened and that needs special help
  2. 2(informal) a place or situation that has a lot of problems, is a failure, or is badly organized Housing is another disaster area for the government. His office was a disaster area with papers piled everywhere.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: disaster area