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receptacle

noun

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something into which a liquid or smaller objects can be put for storage or transportation
  • place all wrappers in the trash receptacles at the entrances of the theater

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The first known use of receptacle was in the 15th century

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“Receptacle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/receptacle. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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