distressed area

distressed area
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.
[1925-30]

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distressed area noun
A region of unusually severe unemployment
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Main Entry:distress

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distressed area,
a region characterized by widespread unemployment, poverty, or other conditions of hardship: »

Unemployment was so bad … that the city just escaped being officially termed a distressed area (New York Times).


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  • distressed area — 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. 2. See depressed area. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • distressed area — /dəˌstrɛst ˈɛəriə/ (say duh.strest airreeuh) noun → depressed area …  

  • distressed area — noun a region of high unemployment and poverty …   English new terms dictionary

  • distressed — adj. 1 suffering from distress. 2 impoverished (distressed gentlefolk; in distressed circumstances). 3 (of furniture, leather, etc.) having simulated marks of age and wear. Phrases and idioms: distressed area Brit. a region of high unemployment… …   Useful english dictionary

  • distressed — [distrest′] adj. 1. full of distress; anxious, suffering, troubled, etc. 2. given the appearance of being antique, as by having the finish marred [distressed walnut] 3. designating or of an area in which there is widespread unemployment, poverty …   English World dictionary

  • area — n. 1) to close off, rope off an area 2) an assembly, staging; built up; catchment; disaster; distressed; drainage; impacted ( crowded with federal employees ); metropolitan, urban; residential; rural; service area 3) (soccer) a penalty area 4)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • special area — noun Britain : an area forming the subject of special legislation because of disproportionately severe depression and destitution * * * Brit. See distressed area. * * * special area an earlier name for ↑development area (see under ↑develop). • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • special area — Brit. See distressed area. * * * …   Universalium

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