from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An area where military combat is taking place.
- n. An area in a city characterized by economic depression and criminal activity: "a combat zone rife with condemned buildings used by drunks, addicts, and prostitutes” ( Edwin Chen).
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- n. a city district known for its vice and high crime rate
- n. a military area where combat forces operate
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