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oasis
American English: /oʊˈeɪsɪs/
British English: /əʊˈeɪsɪs/

Translation of oasis in Spanish:

noun plural oasesPronunciation: /əʊˈeɪsiːz/

  • an oasis of peace
    un oasis de paz
    Example sentences
    • As deserts have oases, oceans have islands, and naturalists have found over 60 species of fish which were never documented before 1973.
    • Much of Uzbekistan's landscape consists of deserts, dry steppes, and fertile oases near rivers.
    • The northern part of the country is desert, spotted with oases, where most of the population is concentrated.
    Example sentences
    • A short walk out of the centre brings you to the cool stone walls of the cloistered courtyard, a welcome oasis of calm away from the busy city streets.
    • The theme parks are ordered oases of calm serving up safe family entertainment.
    • The farm is a three-acre oasis in an area of suburban development.

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