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wastebasket

noun [C]     /ˈweɪstˌbɑː.skɪt/ US  /-ˌbæs.kɪt/ US (UK wastepaper basket)
A2 an open container that stands on the floor inside buildings and is used for putting rubbish in, especially paperContainers for waste
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