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morass

[ muh-ras ]
/ məˈræs /
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noun

a tract of low, soft, wet ground.
a marsh or bog.
marshy ground.
any confusing or troublesome situation, especially one from which it is difficult to free oneself; entanglement.

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Origin of morass

1645–55; <Dutch moeras, alteration (by association with moer marsh; cf. moor1) of Middle Dutch maras<Old French mareis<Germanic. See marsh
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British Dictionary definitions for morass

morass
/ (məˈræs) /

noun

a tract of swampy low-lying land
a disordered or muddled situation or circumstance, esp one that impedes progress
C17: from Dutch moeras, ultimately from Old French marais marsh
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