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English definition of “ready meal”

ready meal

noun [C]     UK
a meal cooked and bought at a shop but taken somewhere else, often home, to be heated and eatenMeals and parts of meals
(Definition of ready meal noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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