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intimacy

noun uk   /ˈɪn.tɪ.mə.si/ us    /-t̬ə-/
[U] a situation in which you have a close friendship or sexual relationship with someone: Intimacy between teachers and students is not recommended. [C usually plural] things that are said or done only by people who have a close relationship with each other: It was obvious from their witty intimacies that they had been good friends for many years.
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