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Noun vessel has 3 senses
  1. vessel, vas - a tube in which a body fluid circulates
    --1 is a kind of tube, tube-shaped structure
    --1 is a part of vascular system
    --1 has particulars: blood vessel
  2. vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
    --2 is a kind of craft
    --2 has parts:
     anchor, ground tackle; bilge; bilge keel; bow, fore, prow, stem; hull; rudder; wale, strake; washboard, splashboard
    --2 has particulars:
     bareboat; boat; fishing boat, fishing smack, fishing vessel; galley; galley; iceboat, ice yacht, scooter; Merrimac; Monitor; patrol boat, patrol ship; sailing vessel, sailing ship; ship; shrimper; weather ship; yacht, racing yacht
  3. vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
    --3 is a kind of
    --3 has parts: base; brim, rim, lip
    --3 has particulars:
     autoclave, sterilizer, steriliser; barrel, cask; basin; bath; bathtub, bathing tub, bath, tub; bedpan; boiler, steam boiler; bone-ash cup, cupel, refractory pot; bottle; bowl; bucket, pail; censer, thurible; churn, butter churn; crucible, melting pot; drinking vessel; drum, metal drum; eyecup, eyebath, eye cup; flagon; jar; ladle; monstrance; mortar; muller; pitcher, ewer; poacher; pot; retort; steeper; tank, storage tank; tub, vat; urceole; water jacket; well
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