Aral Sea

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Ar·al Sea

 (ăr′əl)
An inland sea lying between southern Kazakhstan and northwest Uzbekistan. Once the fourth-largest inland body of water in the world, it has largely disappeared because of diversion of its two sources, the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya.

Aral Sea

(ˈærəl)
n
(Placename) a lake in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea, formerly the fourth largest lake in the world: shallow and saline, now badly polluted; use of its source waters for irrigation led to a loss of over 50% of its area between 1967 and 1997, after which the reduction began to be slowed. Area originally (to 1960) about 68 000 sq km (26 400 sq miles); water area reduced by 2004 to about 17 158 sq km (6625 sq miles) and the lake divided into sections. Also called: Lake Aral

Ar′al Sea′

(ˈær əl)
n.
an inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, E of the Caspian Sea. 26,166 sq. mi. (67,770 sq. km). Russian, A•ral•sko•ye Mo•re (ʌˈrɑl skə yə ˈmɔ ryə)
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Noun1.Aral Sea - a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and UzbekistanAral Sea - a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan