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Dictionary definition for: Basin

1. (n) a bowl-shaped vessel; usually used for holding food or liquids; "she mixed the dough in a large basin"

2. (n) the quantity that a basin will hold; "a basinful of water"

3. (n) a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"

4. (n) the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; "flood control in the Missouri basin"

5. (n) a bathroom or lavatory sink that is permanently installed and connected to a water supply and drainpipe; where you wash your hands and face; "he ran some water in the basin and splashed it on his face"

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