[ sod-uh m ]
/ ˈsɒd əm /


an ancient city destroyed, with Gomorrah, because of its wickedness. Gen. 18–19.
any very sinful, corrupt, vice-ridden place.


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/ (ˈsɒdəm) /


Old Testament a city destroyed by God for its wickedness that, with Gomorrah, traditionally typifies depravity (Genesis 19:24)
this city as representing homosexuality
any place notorious for depravity
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