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lover

noun [C] uk   /ˈlʌv.ər/ us    //
B1 the person you are having a sexual relationship with, but are not married to: They were friends before they became lovers. She had a string of lovers before her marriage finally broke up.B1 someone with a strong liking for something: an opera lover nature lovers
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