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war zone

noun
  1. (during wartime) a combat area in which the rights of neutrals are suspended, as such an area on the high seas, where ships flying a neutral flag are subject to attack.
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Origin of war zone

First recorded in 1915–20
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warzone

noun
  1. an area where a war is taking place or there is some other violent conflict
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