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basin

ba·sin

basin

 
 
pronunciation:
beI sihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an open, shallow container used to hold liquids, used esp. for washing.
The nurse brought in a basin filled with warm water.This lightweight basin is convenient for camping trips.
similar words:
washbasin
definition 2: a sink in a bathroom; washbasin.
It's a tiny lavatory with just a small basin and toilet.
definition 3: the quantity contained by a basin.
He poured the whole basin of water over his head.
definition 4: a partially protected area of water suitable for mooring boats.
You can rent a cottage near the boat basin and be near your boat.
definition 5: in geology, an area where rock strata tilt downward toward a common center.
definition 6: in geography, a large area of country that is drained of water runoff by a river.
The Amazon basin is in Brazil.
similar words:
bowl
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derivations: basined (adj.), basinlike (adj.)
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