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English definition of “celibate”

celibate

adjective uk   /ˈsel.ɪ.bət/ us  
not having sexual activity, especially because you have made a religious promise not toLack of sexual activity
celibacy
noun [U] uk   /-bə.si/ us  
Lack of sexual activity

celibate

noun [C] uk   /ˈsel.ɪ.bət/ formal us  
a person who does not have sexLack of sexual activity
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