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station

2 verb
     
Related topics: Military
station2 [transitive usually passive]
1PM to send someone in the military to a particular place for a period of time as part of their military duty [= post]:
I was stationed overseas at the time.
2 formal to move to a particular place and stand or sit there, especially in order to be able to do something quickly, or to cause someone to do this:
A security guard was stationed near the door.

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