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Meaning of slum

slum

Pronunciation: (slum), [key]
— n., v., slummed, slum•ming.
—n.
  1. Often,a thickly populated, run-down, squalid part of a city, inhabited by poor people.
  2. any squalid, run-down place to live.
—v.i.
  1. to visit slums, esp. from curiosity.
  2. to visit or frequent a place, group, or amusement spot considered to be low in social status.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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