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refuge

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈref.juːdʒ/ us  
C2 (a place that gives) protection or shelter from danger, trouble, unhappiness, etc.: These people are seeking/taking refuge from persecution. The climbers slept in a mountain refuge. She had fled from her violent husband to a women's refuge.
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