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watershed

wa·ter·shed

watershed

 
pronunciation:
waw tr shed
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the area of land that drains into a river, river system, lake, or the like.
definition 2: a ridge of high land that separates two such drainage areas.
definition 3: the point at which a significant change occurs in positions, opinions, or events.
Marriage was the watershed of his life.
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