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adultery

noun [U] uk   /əˈdʌl.tər.i/ us    /-t̬ɚ.i/
sex between a married man or woman and someone he or she is not married to: Many people in public life have committed adultery.Infidelity in relationships
adulterous
adjective uk   /əˈdʌl.tər.əs/ us    /-t̬ɚ-/
He had an adulterous relationship with his wife's best friend.Disloyalty, betrayal and treasonInfidelity in relationships
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