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recess

noun (SPACE)    /rɪˈses/ /ˈriː-/
[C] a small area in a room that is formed by one part of a wall being set back further than other parts: The room has a recess designed to hold bookshelves.Walls and parts of walls [C usually plural] a secret or hidden place: Psychoanalysts aim to explore the deepest/innermost recesses of the mind.Safe and enclosed spaces
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