Definitions for wastelandˈweɪstˌlænd
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
land that is uncultivated or barren.
an area that is devastated, as by flood or war.
something, as a locality, that is spiritually or intellectually barren.
Origin of wasteland:
barren, waste, wasteland(noun)
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
"the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
A region with no remaining resources; a desert.
Ten years of drought had left the area a wasteland
Any barren or uninteresting place.
After his experiences, he no longer found western Kansas such a wasteland