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English definition of “contain”

contain

verb [T not continuous] (HOLD)    /kənˈteɪn/
B1 to have something inside or include something as a part: How much liquid do you think this bottle contains? I've lost a file containing a lot of important documents. Try to avoid foods which contain a lot of fat. The allegations contained in this report are very serious.Including and containingComprising and consisting of
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