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grave

noun [C]  /ɡreɪv/ us  

grave noun [C] (BURYING PLACE)

a place where a dead person or dead people are buried, esp. when under the ground and marked by a stone

grave

adjective [-er/-est only]  /ɡreɪv/ us  

grave adjective [-er/-est only] (SERIOUS)

urgent and very bad; serious: It was the gravest political crisis of his career.
gravely
adverb  /ˈɡreɪv·li/ us  
She is gravely ill.
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