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English definition of “removed”


adjective     /rɪˈmuːvd/ formal
once, twice, etc. removed describes a cousin (= a relation) separated from you by one, two, etc. generations (= same family age groups): She's my first cousin once removed.Family relations in general
(Definition of removed adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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