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English definition of “indiscriminate”


adjective  /ˌɪn·dɪˈskrɪm·ə·nət/ us  
not showing careful thought or planning: Cancer is completely indiscriminate in whom it strikes.
adverb  /ˌɪn·dɪˈskrɪm·ə·nət·li/ us  
Words like "organic" and "natural" are used so indiscriminately that they are often meaningless.
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