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German translation of “lean”


adjective /liːn/
thin; not fat
a tall, lean man.
not containing much fat
lean meat.
poor; not producing much
a lean harvest.
leanness noun
die Magerkeit
(Definition of lean from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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