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adjective UK (US rumored)     /ˈruː.məd/ US  /-mɚd/
describes a fact that people are talking about, which might be true or invented: The rumoured stock market crash has yet to take place. [+ to infinitive] The president is rumoured to be seriously ill.Gossip and rumour
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