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virgin

noun [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

virgin

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/ us    /ˈvɝː-/

virgin adjective (AREA/THING)

C2 describes a forest or an area of land that has not yet been cultivated (= used to grow crops) or used by people: The railway is being extended into areas of virgin forest. describes oil, especially olive oil, that 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   /-dʒɪ.nəl/ us  
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.
(Definition of virgin from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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