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distressed area

noun
1.
a region so severely damaged by a flood, hurricane, or other natural catastrophe that its inhabitants need food, clothing, shelter, and economic aid from national charities or the federal government.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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Examples for distressed area
  • If you want to live in any distressed area, then prices are low, often ridiculously so.
  • Businesses that use these benefits are also helping to improve the economy of the distressed area.
  • Additional considerations include status as an economically distressed area and others.
  • Advancing this project by two years offers numerous safety and economic benefits to this economically distressed area.
  • The economically distressed area provision also proved difficult to implement because of changing economic conditions.
  • The determination of a distressed area should be made on the area's unemployment rate, economic conditions, and credit needs.

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