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  • n. An expanse of an ocean, sea, or large lake which is distant from shore and devoid of nearby islands or other obstructions.
  • n. In a river, pond, or other small body of water, an area of surface unobstructed by aquatic vegetation, boulders, and the like, adequate for navigation or swimming.
  • n. An area of an ocean, sea, lake, or river which is not covered by ice.


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