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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   us   /-nəns/
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