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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈweɪs(t)ˌland/, /ˈweɪs(t)ˌlənd/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈweɪs(t)ˌlænd/, /ˈweɪs(t)ˌlənd/
- (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈwæes(t)ˌlɛnd/, /ˈwæes(t)ˌlɘnd/
wasteland (plural wastelands)
- A place with no remaining resources; a desert.
- Ten years of drought had left the area a wasteland.
- 2007, Kai Hansen, "To Mother Earth", Gamma Ray, Land of the Free II.
- Here create another wasteland / On and on 'til nothing's there / Here it comes, the devastation / Poisoning the air
- Any barren or uninteresting place.
- After his experiences, he no longer found western Kansas such a wasteland.
- A devastated, not (or no longer) habitable area.
- 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
- Yet had the whole train and all its bombs gone, had the engine crew merely jumped from the train and run as simple self-preservation would have suggested, or unhitched just the engine to make their escape faster, the whole town would have gone and most of the people with it, leaving just a smoking wasteland. Hundreds would have died.
region with no remaining resources; desert
barren and uninteresting place