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Meaning of Donets

Do•nets

Pronunciation: (du-nets' Russ. du-nyets'), [key]
— n.
  1. a river rising in the SW Russian Federation near Belgorod, flowing SE through Ukraine to the Don River. ab. 650 mi. (1045 km) long.
  2. Also calledan area S of this river, in E Ukraine: coal mining region and industrial area. 9650 sq. mi. (24,995 sq. km).
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