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island

noun [C] uk   /ˈaɪ.lənd/ us  
A2 a piece of land completely surrounded by water: a desert island a Pacific island They live on the large Japanese island of Hokkaido. an island of peace, calm, sanity, etc. a particular place that is peaceful, calm, etc., when other surrounding places are the opposite UK → traffic island
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