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intern

verb [T often passive] uk   /ɪnˈtɜːn/ us    /-ˈtɝːn/
to put someone in prison for political or military reasons, especially during a war: Many foreigners were interned for the duration of the war.

intern

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.tɜːn/ us    /-tɝːn/

intern noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US ( UK houseman) a male or female doctor who is still training, and who works in a hospital

intern noun [C] (STUDENT)

mainly US someone who is finishing training for a skilled job especially by getting practical experience of the work involved: She worked in the White House as an intern.
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