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English definition of “gain”

gain

noun [C or U] (INCREASE)    /ɡeɪn/
C1 an increase in something such as size , weight , or amount : Side effects of the drugs may include tiredness , headaches , or weight gain. Having deducted costs we still made a net gain of £5,000. Oil prices rose again today after yesterday's gains.Becoming biggerEnlarging and inflatingIncreasing and intensifyingAugmenting and supplementing
(Definition of gain noun (INCREASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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