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[zah-gah-zeeg] /ˌzɑ gɑˈzig/
a city in NE Egypt, on the Nile delta.
Also, Zaqaziq. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I was not to know it was written that I should spend the night in Zagazig; but such was the case.

  • I was born in the year 1840 at Horiyeh, near Zagazig, in the Sherkieh.

  • At Zagazig, the railroad from Cairo unites with that from Alexandria.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • Zagazig was reached the same afternoon, and though not so populous a place as Suez was much more alive and thrifty.

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    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • The serious cases are sent to the Egyptian hospital at Zagazig, where they are looked after by native doctors.

British Dictionary definitions for Zagazig


a city in NE Egypt, in the Nile Delta: major cotton market. Pop: 291 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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