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permanent

adjective uk   /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
B1 lasting for a long time or for ever: She is looking for a permanent place to stay. Are you looking for a temporary or a permanent job? The disease can cause permanent damage to the brain. A semi-permanent hair dye will wash out after about three months. He entered the United States in 1988 as a permanent resident because of his marriage to a U.S. citizen. Something that is permanent exists or happens all the time: Mont Blanc has a permanent snow cap. Our office is in a permanent state of chaos.
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noun [C] uk   /ˈpɜː.mə.nənt/  us   /ˈpɝː-/
US (UK perm, formal permanent wave) a chemical process that makes your hair curly, or a hairstyle that is created in this way
Translations of “permanent”
in Arabic دائم…
in Korean 영구적인…
in Malaysian kekal…
in French permanent…
in Turkish kalıcı, uzun süreli…
in Italian permanente, fisso, definitivo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長久的, 永久的,永恆的, 常在的…
in Russian постоянный…
in Polish trwały…
in Vietnamese lâu dài…
in Spanish permanente…
in Portuguese permanente…
in Thai ถาวร…
in German ständig…
in Catalan permanent…
in Japanese 長持ちする, 永続する…
in Indonesian selamanya…
in Chinese (Simplified) 长久的, 永久的,永恒的, 常在的…
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