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male

adjective [not gradable]  /meɪl/ us  
of the sex that produces a natural substance that can make an egg develop into young: a male gorilla Male and female soldiers serve in the same units.
male
noun [C]  /meɪl/ us  
The target audience is young males 20 to 30 years old.
Translations of “male”
in Korean 수컷의…
in Arabic ذَكَري…
in French mâle…
in Turkish erkek…
in Italian maschio, maschile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 性別, 男(性)的, 男子的…
in Russian мужской, мужского пола…
in Polish męski, płci męskiej…
in Spanish macho, varón…
in Portuguese masculino…
in German männlich…
in Catalan masculí, mascle…
in Japanese 男の, 雄の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 性别, 男(性)的, 男子的…
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