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canal

noun [C] uk   us   /kəˈnæl/

canal noun [C] (WATER ROUTE)

B1 a long, thin stretch of water that is artificially made either for boats to travel along or for taking water from one area to another: The Panama Canal provides a crucial shipping link between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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canal noun [C] (TUBE IN BODY)

specialized medical a narrow tube through which air, fluid, or other substances can pass: The alimentary canal is the path by which food enters the body, and solid waste is passed out.
Translations of “canal”
in Arabic قَناة…
in Korean 운하…
in Malaysian terusan, saluran makanan…
in French canal…
in Turkish kanal, su kanalı…
in Italian canale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 運河, 渠…
in Russian канал…
in Polish kanał…
in Vietnamese kênh đào, ống…
in Spanish canal, tubo…
in Portuguese canal…
in Thai คลอง, ท่อหรือทางเดินของเหลวในร่างกาย…
in German der Kanal, die Röhre…
in Catalan canal…
in Japanese 運河, 水路…
in Indonesian terusan, saluran…
in Chinese (Simplified) 运河, 渠…
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