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.


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war zone definition

  1. n.
    an area where things get rough; a tough neighborhood. : Unfortunately our offices are in a war zone, and we have to be on the way home before dark.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Experimental vaccines, or exotic ones for soldiers in a war zone, maybe not so
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.
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