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virginnoun [C]

uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/  us   /ˈvɝː-/
C2 someone who has never had sex: She remained a virgin till she was over thirty. D'you think he's still a virgin? humorous a person with no experience of a particular activity
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virginadjective

uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/  us   /ˈvɝː-/

virgin adjective (AREA/THING)

C2 A virgin forest or area of land has not yet been cultivated (= used to grow crops) or used by people: The railway is being extended into areas of virgin forest. Virgin oil, especially olive oil , is made directly from pressing the fruit, rather than by using heat: extra virgin olive oil [before noun] literary pure and not spoiled, especially when describing something white: a virgin sheet of paper (= one not written on)

virgin adjective (PERSON)

[before noun] never having had sex: a virgin bride
virginal
adjective uk   us   /-dʒɪ.nəl/
virginal innocence/modesty/purity
virginity
noun [U] uk   /vəˈdʒɪn.ɪ.ti/  us   /vɚˈdʒɪn.ə.t̬i/
She lost her virginity at the age of 16 to the boy next door.
Translations of “virgin”
in Arabic عَذراء…
in Korean 처녀…
in Malaysian dara…
in French vierge…
in Turkish bâkire…
in Italian vergine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處女, 童男, 從未有過…經歷的人…
in Russian девственница…
in Polish dziewica…
in Vietnamese trong trắng, trinh nữ…
in Spanish virgen…
in Portuguese virgem…
in Thai หญิงพรหมจารี…
in German die Jungfrau…
in Catalan verge…
in Japanese 処女(の女性), 童貞(の男性)…
in Indonesian perawan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 处女, 童男, 从未有过…经历的人…
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