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English definition of “NC-17”


adjective uk   /ˌənˈtiːn/ us  
used officially in the US to refer to a film that is not considered suitable for children under the age of 17 to watch because it contains sex or violence: This movie is rated NC-17. Types of film and cinema ratings
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