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dead zone



  1. an area of water that cannot support marine life, being virtually devoid of oxygen due to the presence of nitrates that stimulate algae growth
  2. an area where a mobile phone does not receive a signal
  3. any area where something does not exist or prosper   ⇒ a dead zone for cinemas

Example Sentences Including 'dead zone'

Anything beyond 60,000ft is known as the dead zone ," said a spokesman for the Space Jump project's scientific team.
Times, Sunday Times (2001)
Maybe one franchise might make ends meet until somebody somewhere in the dead zone builds a stadium fans want to visit.
Edmonton Sun (2003)
The long term has always been their dead zone and you'd think smart voters would root them out for that.
Globe and Mail (2003)


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