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English definition of “vessel”


noun [C]  /ˈves·əl/ us  

vessel noun [C] (SHIP)

a large boat or ship: A scattering of vessels anchored in the harbor.

vessel noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a container used to hold liquids: We used bowls, pots, bottles, pitchers – any vessels we could find.

vessel noun [C] (TUBE)

a tube that carries liquid, esp. blood, through the body: Blood clots clogged the vessels.
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