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noun [countable] fountain pronunciation in British English /ˈfaʊntɪn/
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  1. 1
    a structure through which a stream of water is pumped into the air and falls down again
    The park’s ornamental fountain is carved from marble.
  2. 3
    a stream of liquid that rises into the air
    A fountain of blood spurted from the wound in his chest.



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