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antebellum

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌæn.tiˈbel.əm/ us    /-t̬ə-/ mainly US
relating to the time before a war, especially the American Civil War: Many homes and churches of the antebellum South can still be visited today.
Translations of “antebellum”
in Chinese (Traditional) 戰前的, 尤指美國內戰之前的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 战前的, 尤指美国南北战争之前的…
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