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detention basin

Definitions of detention basin
  1. noun
    a storage site (such as a small reservoir) that delays the flow of water downstream
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    type of:
    basin, catchment area, catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin, river basin, watershed
    the entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries; an area characterized by all runoff being conveyed to the same outlet
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