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lake

noun [C] uk   /leɪk/ us  
A2 a large area of water surrounded by land and not connected to the sea except by rivers or streams: We used to go boating on that lake. Lake WindermereInland waters milk, oil, wine, etc. lake disapproving an amount of a liquid produced that is more than is needed, so that it has to be stored or wasted: Overproduction caused butter mountains and wine lakes.Too much and unnecessary
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