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o•a•sis



Pronunciation: (ō-ā'sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). [key]

1. a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.
2. something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc.: The library was an oasis of calm in the hectic city.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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