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adopted

adjective uk   /əˈdɒp.tɪd/  us   /-ˈdɑːp-/

adopted adjective (CHILD)

B2 An adopted child has been legally taken by another family to be taken care of as their own child: They've got two adopted children and one of their own.

adopted adjective (COUNTRY)

[before noun] An adopted country is one where someone chooses to live although they were not born there: Spain is my adopted country.
Translations of “adopted”
in Korean 입양된…
in Arabic مُتَبَنّى…
in Portuguese adotado…
in Catalan adoptat…
in Japanese 養子(養女)となった, 養子縁組した…
in Italian adottato…
in Chinese (Traditional) 孩子, (被)領養的,(被)收養的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 孩子, (被)领养的…
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