noun, plural o·a·ses [oh-ey-seez]. /oʊˈeɪ siz/.
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Origin of oasis
OTHER WORDS FROM oasiso·a·sit·ic [oh-uh-sit-ik], /ˌoʊ əˈsɪt ɪk/, o·a·sal, o·a·se·an [oh-ey-see-uhn], /oʊˈeɪ si ən/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for oasis
But like American speakeasies during prohibition in the USA, these places are oases in a desert of official prudery.
There were exceptions, like oases in the desert of ignorance and vice.Ulysses S. Grant|Walter Allen
Even in the oases it causes a feeling of anxiety and trouble, for the burning heat is most harmful to palms and crops.From Pole to Pole|Sven Anders Hedin
Natural springs give rise to oases at intervals and make the crossing of large deserts possible.