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[ah-buh-dahn, ab-uh-]
  1. a city in SW Iran, on the Shatt-al-Arab: oil refineries.
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Examples from the Web for abadan

Historical Examples

  • Abadan is on an island and the pipe line crosses the water from the mainland.

    A Dweller in Mesopotamia

    Donald Maxwell

  • On the eastern side of its lower course is Abadan Island, on which about 1,000 tons of crude oil are refined daily.

  • We were unfortunately on the far side of the river from Abadan, and consequently our plight would not be observed from the works.

  • Dirty your face and you might walk about Abadan without attracting notice.

British Dictionary definitions for abadan


  1. a port in SW Iran, on an island in the Shatt-al-Arab delta. Pop: 307 000 (2005 est)
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