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English definition of “delicate”

delicate

adjective (EASILY DAMAGED)   /ˈdel·ɪ·kət/
needing careful treatment, esp. because easily damaged: a delicate flower delicate jewelry Delicate also means needing to be dealt with carefully in order to avoid causing trouble or offense: The negotiations have reached a delicate stage. It’s a delicate operation, and you want an experienced surgeon to do it. delicately    /ˈdel·ɪ·kət·li/ adverb Please handle the china delicately.
(Definition of delicate adjective (EASILY DAMAGED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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