additional territory considered by a nation, especially Nazi Germany, to be necessary for national survival or for the expansion of trade.
any additional space needed in order to act, function, etc.
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How to use Lebensraum in a sentence
Eatzel, Der Lebensraum, eine bio-geographische Studie, p. 51.Influences of Geographic Environment | Ellen Churchill Semple
The Germans felt the pressure of other nations around them so they needs must make more Lebensraum—room in which to be free.Nine O'Clock Talks | Frederic B. Kellogg
Lebensraum and Volkdeutsch were twin pillars of Nazi ideology.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
Hitler suggests a future foreign policy for Germany which would assure Lebensraum and domination of the European continent.
British Dictionary definitions for Lebensraum
territory claimed by a nation or state on the grounds that it is necessary for survival or growth
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