death camp

death camp
noun
a concentration camp where prisoners are likely to die or be killed
Hypernyms: ↑concentration camp, ↑stockade

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noun
: a concentration camp in which large numbers of prisoners are systematically killed

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a concentration camp in which the inmates are unlikely to survive or to which they have been sent to be executed.
[1940-45]

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death camp UK US noun [countable] [singular death camp plural death camps]
a concentration camp in which prisoners die or are killed
Thesaurus: types of prison or detension centrehyponym informal words for prisonsynonym

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death camp,
= extermination camp: (Cf.extermination camp) »

... Auschwitz, the largest and most famous of the death camps (Hannah Arendt).

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n. a prison camp, esp. one for political prisoners or prisoners of war, in which many die from poor conditions and treatment or from mass execution

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noun, pl ⋯ camps [count]
: a place where large numbers of prisoners are taken to be killed during a war : a concentration camp where many people are killed

Nazi death camps


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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 — death camps N COUNT A death camp is a place where prisoners are kept, especially during a war, and where many of them die or are killed …   English 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 — 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

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