disaster area
noun Date: 1953 an area officially declared to be the scene of an emergency created by a disaster and therefore qualified to receive certain types of governmental aid (as emergency loans and relief supplies)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • disaster area — noun a) An area that has been the site of a natural disaster that receives an official designation entitling residents and organizations within that area to receive relief and benefits. Much of the central Gulf Coast was declared a disaster area… …   Wiktionary

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  • disaster area — di saster .area n 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • disaster area — UK / US noun Word forms disaster area : singular disaster area plural disaster areas 1) [countable] a place or region that has been badly affected by a disaster 2) [singular] humorous a place that is very untidy …   English dictionary

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  • disaster area — dis aster ,area noun 1. ) count a place or region that has been badly affected by a disaster 2. ) singular HUMOROUS a place that is very messy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • disaster area — noun a region whose population is affected by a general disaster • Hypernyms: ↑area, ↑country …   Useful english dictionary

  • disaster area — 1. a region or locality in which the population is generally affected by the occurrence of a major disaster, as a widespread flood, an explosion causing extensive damage, or the like. 2. such a region or locality officially determined to be… …   Universalium

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