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la·goon / ləˈgoōn/ • n. a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef. ∎  the enclosed water of an atoll. ∎  a small freshwater lake near a larger lake or river. ∎  an artificial pool for the treatment of effluent or to accommodate surface water that overflows drains during heavy rain. DERIVATIVES: la·goon·al / -ˈgoōnl/ adj.

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lagoon A coastal body of shallow water, characterized by a restricted connection with the sea. The water body is retained behind a reef or islands.

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lagoon

lagoon Coastal body of shallow water, characterized by a restricted connection with the sea. The water body is retained behind a reef or islands.

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lagoon area of salt water separated from the sea. XVII. — It., Sp. laguna (partly through F. lagune) :- L. lacūna pool (see LACUNA).

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lagoon Shallow stretch of seawater protected from waves and tides by a strip of land or coral.

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