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ghost

noun [C] (SPIRIT)    /ɡəʊst/ US  /ɡoʊst/
B1 the spirit of a dead person , sometimes represented as a pale , almost transparent image of that person , which some people believe appears to people who are alive : Do you believe in ghosts? The gardens are said to be haunted by the ghost of a child who drowned in the river .Souls, spirits and ghosts
(Definition of ghost noun (SPIRIT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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