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state

noun (CONDITION)    /steɪt/
B2 [C] a condition or way of being that exists at a particular time: The building was in a state of disrepair. She was found wandering in a confused state (of mind). Give me the keys - you're in no fit state to drive. After the accident I was in a state of shock. I came home to an unhappy state of affairs (= situation). The kitchen was in its original state, with a 1920s sink and stove.Conditions and characteristics the state of play UK the present situation: The article provides a useful summary of the current state of play in the negotiations.Now
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