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lagoon

la·goon

lagoon

 
pronunciation:
l gun
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a shallow, saltwater area by the sea but separated from it by sandbars or by coral reefs or islands.
definition 2: a similar freshwater body, esp. one connected to a larger lake or river.
definition 3: a man-made pool, as for sewage or wastewater treatment.
derivation: lagoonal (adj.)
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  lake, ocean, water