High Dam

noun
one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
Syn: ↑Aswan High Dam
Instance Hypernyms: ↑dam, ↑dike, ↑dyke
Part Holonyms: ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑United Arab Republic

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  • Aswan High Dam — noun one of the world s largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt • Syn: ↑High Dam • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dam, ↑dike, ↑dyke • Part Holonyms: ↑Egypt, ↑Arab Republic of Egypt, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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