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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.
Translations of “seclusion”
in Chinese (Traditional) 與世隔絕, 退隱…
in Russian уединение…
in Turkish yalnızlık, inziva, gözlerden uzak olma…
in Chinese (Simplified) 与世隔绝, 退隐…
in Polish odosobnienie…
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