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enlightenment

noun [U]     /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 achieved BuddhismHinduism
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