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Spanish translation of “refuge”


noun /ˈrefjuːdʒ/
(a place which gives) shelter or protection from danger, trouble etc
The escaped prisoner sought refuge in the church.
refugee noun a person who seeks shelter especially in another country, from war, disaster, or persecution
Refugees were pouring across the frontier (also adjective) a refugee camp.
(Definition of refuge from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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