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Bab·y·lon 1  (bb-ln, -ln)
The capital of ancient Babylonia in Mesopotamia on the Euphrates River. Established as capital c. 1750 b.c. and rebuilt in regal splendor by Nebuchadnezzar II after its destruction (c. 689 b.c.) by the Assyrians, Babylon was the site of the Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Bab·y·lon 2  (bb-ln, -ln)
n.
1. A city or place of great luxury, sensuality, and often vice and corruption.
2. A place of captivity or exile.
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