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English definition of “basin”

basin

noun [C]    /ˈbeɪ·sən/
a large, open bowl, or the amount such a container will hold: I left the napkins soaking in a basin. The basin of a river or body of water is the land that surrounds it and the streams that flow into it. A basin is also a sheltered area of water deep enough for boats, or an area of land that is lower than all the surrounding land.
(Definition of basin noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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