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basin

noun [C]  us   /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.
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