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boon

noun [C usually singular] uk   /buːn/ us  
something that is very helpful and improves the quality of life: Guide dogs are a great boon to the partially sighted.
Translations of “boon”
in Spanish bendición…
in French aubaine…
in German die Wohltat…
in Chinese (Traditional) 提高生活素質的東西,有用之物…
in Russian благо…
in Turkish imet, lütuf, iyilik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 提高生活质量的东西,有用之物…
in Polish dobrodziejstwo…
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