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basin

noun [C] uk   /ˈbeɪ.sən/ us  

basin noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 mainly UK an open, round container shaped like a bowl with sloping sides, used for holding food or liquid: a pudding basinDishes, bowls, cups and glasses mainly UK the amount of something that a basin can hold: a basin of waterInformal measurements of volumeMeasurements of volume mainly UK a washbasin: I've cleaned the basin and scrubbed the bath.Bathroom fixtures and fittings

basin noun [C] (AREA)

the area of land from which streams run into a river, lake, or seaParts of watercourses a sheltered area of deep water where boats are keptPorts and docksBays and gulfsCoasts and beaches
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