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continent

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɒn.tɪ.nənt/ us    /ˈkɑːn.t̬ən.ənt/
B1 one of the seven large land masses on the Earth's surface, surrounded, or mainly surrounded, by sea and usually consisting of various countries: the North American continent the continents of Asia and Africa
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continental
adjective uk   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnen.təl/ us    /ˌkɑːn.t̬ənˈen.t̬əl/
C2 continental waters

continent

adjective uk   /ˈkɒn.tɪ.nənt/ us    /ˈkɑːn.t̬ən.ənt/
able to control when you urinate and empty your bowels
Opposite
literary able to control your sexual desires
continence
noun [U] uk   /-nəns/ us  
Translations of “continent”
in Korean 대륙…
in Arabic قارّة…
in French continent, Europe (continentale)…
in Turkish kıta…
in Italian continente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 洲,大洲,大陸…
in Russian континент…
in Polish kontynent…
in Spanish continente, Europa (continental)…
in Portuguese continente…
in German der Kontinent, das (europäische) Festland…
in Catalan continent…
in Japanese 大陸…
in Chinese (Simplified) 洲,大洲,大陆…
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