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Meaning of oasis

o•a•sis

Pronunciation: (ō-ā'sis), [key]
— pl. -ses
  1. a small fertile or green area in a desert region, usually having a spring or well.
  2. something serving as a refuge, relief, or pleasant change from what is usual, annoying, difficult, etc.: The library was an oasis of calm in the hectic city.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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