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English definition of “experience”

experience

verb [T]     /ɪkˈspɪə.ri.əns/ US  /-ˈspɪr.i-/
B1 If you experience something, it happens to you, or you feel it: We experienced a lot of difficulty in selling our house . New companies often experience a loss in their first few years . It was the worst pain I'd ever experienced.Experiencing and suffering Grammar:Experience or experiment?We use experience as a verb when something happens to us, or we feel it. It is rather formal:
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