oasis definition

  • noun:
    • A fertile or green spot in a desert or wasteland, made so because of the existence of liquid.
    • a predicament or place preserved from surrounding unpleasantness; a refuge: an oasis of serenity amid chaos.
    • A spring of fresh water, enclosed by a fertile region of plant life, in a desert.
    • A quiet, peaceful destination or circumstance separated from surrounding sound or bustle.
    • A fertile or green spot in a waste or desert, esp. in a sandy wilderness, where the water-table gets near the surface.
    • Any refuge from a prevailing stressful, unpleasant, or annoying situation.
    • Originally, a fertile place in the Libyan desert where there was a spring or well and more or reduction vegetation; now, any fertile system amid a waste: usually made use of figuratively.
    • a shelter providing as someplace of protection or sanctuary
    • a fertile tract in a desert (where in actuality the water table gets near the surface)

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