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catchment area

  

      n  
1    the area of land bounded by watersheds draining into a river, basin, or reservoir,   (Also called)    catchment basin, drainage area, drainage basin         
2    the area from which people are allocated to a particular school, hospital, etc.  
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drainage  
      n  
1    the process or a method of draining  
2    a system of watercourses or drains  
3    liquid, sewage, etc., that is drained away  


drainage basin   , area  
      n      another name for       catchment area  

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drainage

  
  
bilge (water), seepage, sewage, sewerage, waste  

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