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noun     wilderness pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] an area of land where people do not live or grow crops and where there are no buildings

    the Alaskan wilderness

    1. a.
      a place that is not taken care of

      The yard has become a weed-infested wilderness.

  2. 2
    [singular] a period of time when you are not as successful as you were previously

    The Senator spent several years in the political wilderness.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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