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English definition of “women's refuge”

women's refuge

noun [C] uk   /ˌwɪm.ɪnzˈref.juːdʒ/ UK (US women's shelter) us  
a house where women whose partners have been violent towards them can go with their children for protectionSafe and enclosed spaces
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