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intermarriage

noun [U] uk   /ˌɪn.təˈmær.ɪdʒ/ us    /-t̬ɚˈmer-/
marriage between people who are from different social groups, races, or religions, or who are from the same family: Have ethnic tensions in the area been reduced by intermarriage? Intermarriage between close relatives is prohibited in most societies.
intermarry
verb [I] uk   /-i/ us  
Many of the immigrants have intermarried with the island's original inhabitants.
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