Pronunciation: (su-vas'tu-pōl", sev"u-stō'pul; Russ. syi-vu-stô'pul), [key]
a fortified seaport in the S Crimea, in S Ukraine: famous for its heroic resistance during sieges of 349 days in 1854–55, and 245 days in 1941–42. 350,000. Also,Sebastopol.
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