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disaster area

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdisaster areadiˈsaster ˌarea noun [countable]  1 a place where a flood, storm, fire etc has happened and caused a lot of damage The town was declared a disaster area (=officially called a disaster area) after the floods.2 informal a place that is very untidy or dirty The kitchen is a disaster area.
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disaster areaOnly this week, our shower and changing room have been declared a disaster area by the council.Her bedroom is a disaster area.Almond said he may ask President Clinton to declare Rhode Island a disaster area, clearing the way for federal funds.Another potential disaster area was housing.Two engines were found in a lake nine miles from the disaster area.declared a disaster areaOnly this week, our shower and changing room have been declared a disaster area by the council.
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