from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A camp where persons are confined, usually without hearings and typically under harsh conditions, often as a result of their membership in a group the government has identified as suspect.
- noun A place or situation characterized by extremely harsh conditions.
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- noun A
campwhere large numbers of persons—such as political prisoners, prisoners of war, refugees—are detained for the purpose of concentrating them in one place.
- noun A camp or premises in which persons considered to be undesirable by those who control it are hidden away, mistreated, and even killed.
- noun A situation wherein crowding and extremely harsh conditions take place.
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- noun a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
- noun a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh conditions
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