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English definition of “leisure”


noun [U]    /ˈli·ʒər, ˈleʒ·ər/
the time when you are free from work or other duties and can relax : She has a limited amount of leisure time . leisurely    /ˈli·ʒər·li, ˈleʒ·ər-/ adjective a leisurely stroll on the beach
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