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roommate

noun [C] uk   /ˈrʊm.meɪt/ /ˈruːm-/ us  
A2 a person who you share a room with for a period of time: Jean was my roommate during our first year at university.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries B2 US (UK housemate, UK flatmate) a person who you share an apartment or house with: Brian's moving out next month, so we're looking for another roommate to share our apartment.Friends, acquaintances and contemporaries
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