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enlightenment

noun [U] uk   /ɪnˈlaɪ.tən.mənt/ us    /-t̬ən-/
the state of understanding something: Can you give me any enlightenment on what happened?Understanding and comprehending in Hinduism and Buddhism, the highest spiritual state that can be achievedBuddhismHinduism
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