Definition of disaster area in English:

disaster area

Syllabification: dis·as·ter ar·e·a


  • 1An area in which a major disaster has recently occurred: the vicinity of the explosion was declared a disaster area
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    • The area was declared a national disaster area, which released state funds.
    • Simply, the Guard has old, beat-up equipment, and this seriously impedes the Guard's ability to accomplish its mission - whether on the battlefield or in a disaster area.
    • At major airports a multi agency response was put in place for people returning from the disaster area.
  • 1.1 [in singular] informal A place, situation, person, or activity regarded as chaotic, ineffectual, or failing in some fundamental respect: the room was a disaster area, stuff piled everywhere she was a disaster area in fake leopard skin and stacked heels
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    • So far, I've noticed that I have terrible posture, a horrible extra chin, and a room that is a disaster area.
    • The situation in south Florida, ‘a drug disaster area,’ was out of control and about to get even worse.
    • His room was a disaster area filled with hard rock posters, the biggest hidden stash of porn I've ever seen, and undecipherable floor stains.

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