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gu·lag also Gu·lag  audio  (gläg) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. A network of forced labor camps in the former Soviet Union.
  2. A forced labor camp or prison, especially for political dissidents.
  3. A place or situation of great suffering and hardship, likened to the atmosphere in a prison system or a forced labor camp.

ETYMOLOGY:
Russian Gulag, from G(lavnoe) u(pravlenie ispravitel'no-trudovykh) lag(ere), Chief Administration (of Correctional Labor) Camps


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