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basinnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbeɪ·sən/
a ​large, ​openbowl, or the ​amount such a ​container will ​hold: I ​left the ​napkinssoaking in a basin. The basin of a ​river or ​body of ​water is the ​land that ​surrounds it and the ​streams that ​flow into it. A basin is also a ​shelteredarea of ​waterdeep enough for ​boats, or an ​area of ​land that is ​lower than all the ​surroundingland.
(Definition of basin from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







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basinnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbeɪ.sən/
  • basin noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 mainly UK an ​open, round ​containershaped like a ​bowl with ​slopingsides, used for ​holdingfood or ​liquid: a ​pudding basin mainly UK the ​amount of something that a basin can ​hold: a basin ofwater mainly UK a washbasin : I've ​cleaned the basin and ​scrubbed the ​bath.

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(Definition of basin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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