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Meaning of concentration camp

concentra'tion camp"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a guarded compound for the detention or imprisonment of aliens, members of ethnic minorities, political opponents, etc., esp. any of the camps established by the Nazis prior to and during World War II for the confinement and persecution of prisoners.
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