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intimate

adjective  /ˈɪn·tə·mət/ us  

intimate adjective (PERSONAL)

being a close, personal friend, or having a close, personal relationship: an intimate friend An intimate relationship can also refer to a romantic relationship: They had been good friends, but they had never in any way been intimate. Intimate can also mean private and personal: She refused to discuss the intimate details of her life.

intimate adjective (EXPERT)

expert and detailed: an intimate knowledge of cattle farming

intimate

noun [C]  /ˈɪn·tə·mət/ us  

intimate noun [C] (FRIEND)

a close friend: George was never one of the president’s intimates.
(Definition of intimate adjective, noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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