oasis - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/əʊˈeɪsɪs/
singularoasis
pluraloases
  1. 1
    a place in a desert where there is water and plants and trees grow
  2. 2
    a place or situation that is much more pleasant or peaceful than the places or situations around it

    The garden was created as an oasis of calm for employees.