Aral Sea
or formerly Lake Aral geographical name brackish lake between Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan present area roughly half its pre-1960 peak of 25,500 square miles (66,000 square kilometers)

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  • Aral Sea — [ar′əl] inland body of salt water in SW Asia, east of the Caspian Sea: slowly decreasing in area, partly from overuse for irrigation: c. 15,500 sq mi (40,145 sq km): formerly also called Lake Aral …   English World dictionary

  • Aral Sea — Infobox lake image lake = Aralzee.jpg caption lake = 1989 and 2003 image bathymetry = caption bathymetry = location = Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan (Central Asia) coords = coord|45|N|60|E|type:waterbody scale:5000000|display=inline,title type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Aral Sea — /ar euhl/; Russ. /u rddahl / an inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, E of the Caspian Sea. 26,166 sq. mi. (67,770 sq. km). Also called Lake Aral. Russian, Aralskoye More /u rddahl skeuh yeuh maw rddyeuh/. * * * Large salt lake between… …   Universalium

  • Aral Sea — Ar|al Sea the Aral Sea an ↑inland sea between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Aral Sea — noun a lake to the east of the Caspian Sea lying between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan • Syn: ↑Lake Aral • Instance Hypernyms: ↑lake …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aral Sea — Ar′al Sea′ [[t]ˈær əl[/t]] n. geg 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 [[t]ʌˈrɑl skə yə ˈmɔ ryə[/t]] …   From formal English to slang

  • Aral Sea — /ˌærəl ˈsi/ (say .aruhl see) noun an inland sea bordered by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, east of the Caspian Sea. 67 770 km2 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Aral Sea — salt inland sea, SW Kazakstan and NW Uzbekistan …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Aral Sea — noun /ˈɑːrəl siː/lang=en A saline lake straddling the Kazakhstan Uzbekistan border, that was once large, but that has shrunk to a quarter of its original size after the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, which previously flowed into it, were… …   Wiktionary

  • North Aral Sea — Further information: Aral Sea and South Aral Sea North Aral Sea Location …   Wikipedia

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