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foreign

adjective uk   /ˈfɒr.ən/ us    /ˈfɔːr-/
A2 belonging or connected to a country that is not your own: Spain was the first foreign country she had visited. foreign languages His work provided him with the opportunity for a lot of foreign travel. foreign to formal C2 Something can be described as foreign to a particular person if they do not know about it or it is not within their experience: The whole concept of democracy, she claimed, was utterly foreign to the present government. describes an object or substance that has entered something else, possibly by accident, and does not belong there: a foreign object/substance foreign matter
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