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war zone

(during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack.
Origin of war zone
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for war zone
  • Experimental vaccines, or exotic ones for soldiers in a war zone, maybe not so much.
  • The senator had made frequent trips to the war zone.
  • Imagine trying to remain calm and composed while working in the middle of a war zone, a natural disaster, or other crisis.
  • Our cameras are there, in the middle of this real-life war zone, where only the strong-and the devious-survive.
  • When you think about it, the ocean can be a war zone.
  • Once you go into the war zone proper, there's an added layer of danger.
  • Every once in a while you're in a war zone and that's a little scary.
  • Their time in the war zone gets extended, their exposure to blast injuries is high.
  • Witnesses say the city resembled a war zone with bodies littering the streets and buildings reduced to rubble.
  • He tried to overrule protests by the presidential plane's pilot, that the trip into a war zone was unsafe.
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A flaw; an imperfection: The new format has some warts, but no integrity warts

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[probably from warts and all]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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