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adjective [before noun] (PERSON)    /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/ US  /ˈvɝː-/
never having had sex: a virgin brideLack of sexual activity virginal     /-dʒɪ.nəl/ adjective virginal innocence/modesty/purityLack of sexual activity virginity     /vəˈdʒɪn.ɪ.ti/ US  /vɚˈdʒɪn.ə.t̬i/ noun [U] She lost her virginity at the age of 16 to the boy next door.Lack of sexual activity
(Definition of virgin adjective (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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