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female

noun [C]     /ˈfiː.meɪl/
B2 a female animal or person: The kitten was actually a female, not a male. Females (= women) represent 40 percent of the country's workforce.Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women used to refer to a woman in a way that shows no respect: I suspect the doctor thought I was just another hysterical female.Men and womenKinds of menKinds of women Grammar:Female or feminine; male or masculine?We use female and male to refer to the sex of humans and animals:See more
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