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English definition of “seclusion”

seclusion

noun [U] uk   /sɪˈkluː.ʒən/ us  
the state of being alone, away from other people: He's been living in seclusion since he retired from acting. In some societies women are kept in seclusion, so that they are hardly ever seen in public. After being with a tour group all week I was glad to return to the seclusion of my own home.
(Definition of seclusion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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