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English definition of “entire”


adjective [before noun] uk   /ɪnˈtaɪər/ us    /-ˈtaɪr/
B2 whole or complete, with nothing missing: Between them they ate an entire cake. He'd spent the entire journey asleep. They got an entire set of silver cutlery as a wedding present.Complete and wholeVery and extreme
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