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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbasinba‧sin /ˈbeɪsən/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 British EnglishDHH a round container attached to the wall in a bathroom, where you wash your hands and face syn sink a wash basin2 DFUa large bowl-shaped container for liquids or food Fill the basin with the cake mixture.3 (also basinful /ˈbeɪsənfʊl/)TMAMOUNT the amount of liquid that a basin can contain a basin of hot water4 SGan area of land that is lower at the centre than at the edges, especially one from which water runs down into a river the Amazon basin5 a place where the Earth’s surface is lower than in other areas the Pacific Basin pudding basin
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basinthe Amazon BasinThe Amazon basin breeds great passions such as Roberto's.Kolymba is believed to be a Minoan dock basin, and it may be that Minoan ships were built and repaired here.The results from the model can be used to answer questions relating to the long-term behaviour of the river basin.It was a naturally sheltered basin, a trick of the undulating meadows along the Comer.Arabella's toothbrush was still in the mug above the basin.Water splashed in the basin of the fountain.Turn the pudding into the basin.