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English definition of “deposit bottle/can”

deposit bottle/can

noun [C] uk   US us  
a container for drinks for which a small amount of money is given back to you if you return the container to a shop when it is empty: If you bring the deposit bottles back, you'll have enough money for chewing gum.Costs and expensesContainers for liquids and gases
(Definition of deposit bottle/can from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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