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English definition of “wave”

wave

noun [C] (WATER MOVEMENT)   /weɪv/
a raised movement of water rolling across the surface esp. of the sea: We were so close we could hear the waves breaking on the beach. A wave is also a sudden increase in an activity or in the strength of a condition or feeling: A wave of emotion swept through her as she visited her home town.
(Definition of wave noun (WATER MOVEMENT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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