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concentration camp Explained

concentration camp at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] a prison where political prisoners and other people who are not soldiers are kept and treated cruelly, especially during a war//

concentration camp at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Internment center established by a government to confine political prisoners or members of national or minority groups for reasons of state security, exploitation, or punishment. The prisoners are usually selected by executive decree or military order. Camps are usually built to house many people in very crowded conditions. Nations that have used such camps include Britain during the S. African War, the Soviet Union (see gulag), the U.S. (see Manzanar Relocation Center), and Japan, which interned Dutch civilians in the Dutch E. Indies during World War II. "Reeducation camps," sometimes extremely brutal, were widely used by the communists in China during the Cultural Revolution and in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge. Most notorious are the death camps of Nazi Germany, incl. Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau, and Treblinka.

concentration camp at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "concentration camp":
Belsen, Konzentrationslager, Lager, POW camp, abattoir, aceldama,
barrack, barracks, bastille, bivouac, black hole, borstal,
borstal institution, bridewell, brig, butchery, camp, campground,
campsite, cantonment, casern, cell, condemned cell, death cell,
death house, death row, detention camp, encampment, federal prison,
field of blood, forced-labor camp, gaol, gas chamber, guardhouse,
hobo jungle, house of correction, house of detention,
industrial school, internment camp, jail, jailhouse, keep,
labor camp, lines, lockup, maximum-security prison,
minimum-security prison, oubliette, pen, penal colony,
penal institution, penal settlement, penitentiary, prison,
prison camp, prisonhouse, reform school, reformatory, shambles,
slaughterhouse, sponging house, state prison, stockade, stockyard,
the hole, tollbooth, training school

concentration camp at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

a type of prison, often consisting of a number of buildings inside a fence, where political prisoners are kept in extremely bad conditions:
a Nazi concentration camp

concentration camp at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

concentration camp
n 1: a penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war
are confined (usually under harsh conditions) [syn: {stockade}]
2: a situation characterized by crowding and extremely harsh

concentration camp at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


Inter: en-noun » head=concentration camp
  • A camp where large numbers of persons—such as political prisoners, prisoners of war, refugees—are detained for the purpose of concentrating them in one place.
    1. A camp or premises in which persons considered to be undesirable by those who control it are hidden away, mistreated, and even killed.
    2. A situation wherein crowding and extremely harsh conditions take place.


      Inter: trans-top » camp where large numbers of persons are detained

  • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|konsentrasiekamp
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|معسكر اعتقال|m|tr=mu3askar i3tiqaal|sc=Arab
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|канцэнтрацыйны лагер|m|tr=kancentracýjny láher|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » be|канцлагер|m|tr=kancláher|sc=Cyrl
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|концентрационен лагер|m|tr=koncentraciónen láger|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|camp de concentració|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|集中營|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|集中营|tr=jízhōngyíng|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|koncentrační tábor|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|concentratiekamp
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|koncentrejo
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|koonduslaager
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|keskitysleiri
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|camp de concentration|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Konzentrationslager|n, Inter: t+ » de|KZ|n
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|στρατόπεδο συγκέντρωσης|sc=Grek
  • Haitian Creole: Inter: tø » ht|kan konsantrasyon
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|מחנה ריכוז|m|tr=makhané rikúz
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|koncentrációs tábor
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|campo di concentramento|m
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|強制収容所|tr=きょうせいしゅうようじょ, kyōsei shūyōjo|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|강제수용소|tr=gangjesuyongso|sc=Kore, Inter: t- » ko|强制收容所|sc=Kore, Inter: t- » ko|정치범 수용소|tr=jeongchibeom suyongso|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|koncentrācijas nometne
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|koncentracijos stovykla
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|концентрационен логор|m|tr=koncentraciónen lógor|sc=Cyrl
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|konsentrasjonsleir|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|obóz koncentracyjny|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|campo de concentração|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|lagăr de concentrare|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|концлагерь|m|tr=koncláger'|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|концентрационный лагерь|m|tr=koncentraciónnyj láger'|sc=Cyrl
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|campa bàis|m
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|концентрациони логор|m
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|koncentracioni logor|m
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|koncentračný tábor|m, Inter: t- » sk|koncentrák|m colloquial
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|koncentracijsko taborišče|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|campo de concentración|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|koncentrationsläger|n
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|концентраційний табір|m|tr=koncentracíjnyj tábir|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » uk|концтабір|m|tr=konctábir|sc=Cyrl
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|trại tập trung

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * death camp
  • extermination camp

  • Translation: et » concentration camp
    Translation: eu » concentration camp
    Translation: ko » concentration camp
    Translation: hu » concentration camp
    Translation: my » concentration camp
    Translation: ja » concentration camp
    Translation: pl » concentration camp
    Translation: fi » concentration camp
    Translation: sv » concentration camp
    Translation: ta » concentration camp