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commune

noun uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/ us    /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/

commune noun (GROUP)

[C, + sing/pl verb] a group of families or single people who live and work together sharing possessions and responsibilities: She left her husband to join a women's commune.

commune noun (GOVERNMENT)

[C] in some countries, a unit of local government

commune

verb [I] uk   /ˈkɒm.juːn/ us    /ˈkɑː.mjuːn/ formal
to get very close to someone or something by exchanging feelings or thoughts: Lying naked in the grass, among the trees and birds, he felt he was communing with nature.
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