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1. A shallow coastal inlet or bay that fills and empties with water as the tide rises and falls, often characterized by tidal flats and marshes.
2. A body of water in a tidal region that is maintained at a desired water level by gates or other artificial means.
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a basin for vessels that is filled at high tide
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an artificial body of water open to a river, stream, etc., subject to tidal action.
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|Noun||1.||tidal basin - a basin that is full of water at high tide|
basin - a natural depression in the surface of the land often with a lake at the bottom of it; "the basin of the Great Salt Lake"
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