- the generation reaching maturity during and just after the First World War, a high proportion of whose men were killed during those years.；an unfulfilled generation coming to maturity during a period of instability.
noun: lost generation, plural noun: lost generations
- IPA[lôst ˌjenəˈrāSHən]
- the generation reaching maturity during and just after World War I, a high proportion of whose ...
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