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noun [C] uk   /ˈter.ə.rɪst/  us   /-ɚ.ɪst/
B2 someone who uses violent action, or threats of violent action, for political purposes: Several terrorists have been killed by their own bombs. There has been an increase in terrorist attacks. The government has said that it will not be intimidated by terrorist threats.
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