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virgin

noun [C]  us   /ˈvɜr·dʒɪn/
someone who has never had sex
virginity
noun [U]  us   /vərˈdʒɪn·ɪ·t̬i/

virgin

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈvɜr·dʒən/
Virgin can be used of forests and areas of land that have not yet been cultivated or used by people: a virgin forest Antarctica is virgin territory.
Translations of “virgin”
in Arabic عَذراء…
in Korean 처녀…
in Malaysian dara…
in French vierge…
in Turkish bâkire…
in Italian vergine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處女, 童男, 從未有過…經歷的人…
in Russian девственница…
in Polish dziewica…
in Vietnamese trong trắng, trinh nữ…
in Spanish virgen…
in Portuguese virgem…
in Thai หญิงพรหมจารี…
in German die Jungfrau…
in Catalan verge…
in Japanese 処女(の女性), 童貞(の男性)…
in Indonesian perawan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 处女, 童男, 从未有过…经历的人…
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