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amenity

noun [C usually plural] uk   /əˈmiː.nɪ.ti/  us   /əˈmen.ə.t̬i/
something, such as a swimming pool or shopping centre, that is intended to make life more pleasant or comfortable for the people in a town, hotel, or other place: The council has some spare cash, which it proposes to spend on public amenities.basic amenities things considered to be necessary to live comfortably, such as hot water: The 200-year-old jail is overcrowded, understaffed, and lacking in basic amenities.
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