interior drainage

nounPhysical Geography.
  1. a drainage system whose waters do not continue to the ocean either on the surface or underground, but evaporate within the land area.

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How to use interior drainage in a sentence

  • The Great Basin is so designated because it is a region of interior drainage—that is, it does not send any tribute to the sea.

    North America | Israel C. Russell
  • These deserts are in interior drainage basins far from oceans and have a wide range of annual temperatures.

    Deserts | A. S. Walker