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English definition of “contraband”

contraband

noun [U]  /ˈkɑn·trəˌbænd/ us  
goods that are secretly or illegally brought into or taken out of a country
contraband
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈkɑn·trəˌbænd/ us  
contraband chemicals/goods
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