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oasis

noun uk   /əʊˈeɪ.sɪs/ us    /oʊ-/ (plural oases)
[C] a place in a desert where there is water and therefore plants and trees and sometimes a village or townInland waters [S] a calm, pleasant place in the middle of somewhere busy and unpleasant: Her office was an oasis of peace and sanity amid the surrounding chaos.Pleasant and make-believe places
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