- death camp
- death campsN-COUNTA death camp is a place where prisoners are kept, especially during a war, and where many of them die or are killed.
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death camp — death ,camp noun count a CONCENTRATION CAMP in which prisoners die or are killed … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
death camp — death′ camp n. cvb a concentration camp in which the inmates are likely to die or be executed • Etymology: 1940–45 … From formal English to slang
death camp — n. a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners die, as by execution or starvation … English World dictionary
death camp — n a place where large numbers of prisoners are killed or die, usually in a war … Dictionary of contemporary English
death camp — 1944, in reference to the Nazis, probably translating Ger. Todeslager; they also were known as extermination camps (Ger. Vernichtungslager); historians usually count six of them: Auschwitz Birkenau, CheЕ‚mno, BeЕ‚Ејec, Majdanek, Sobibór,… … Etymology dictionary
death camp — noun a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed • Hypernyms: ↑concentration camp, ↑stockade * * * noun : a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners are systematically killed * * * a concentration camp in… … Useful english dictionary
death camp — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms death camp : singular death camp plural death camps a concentration camp in which prisoners die or are killed … English dictionary
death camp — noun Date: 1944 a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners are systematically killed … New Collegiate Dictionary
death camp — a concentration camp in which the inmates are unlikely to survive or to which they have been sent to be executed. [1940 45] * * * … Universalium
death camp — noun a facility built during the Holocaust by the Nazis to kill especially the Jewish people through gassing Syn: extermination camp … Wiktionary