Meaning of “celibate” in the English Dictionary

"celibate" in British English

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uk /ˈsel.ə.bət/ us /ˈsel.ə.bət/

not having sexual activity, especially because you have made a religious promise not to

noun [ U ] uk /ˈsel.ə.bə.si/ us /ˈsel.ə.bə.si/

celibatenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsel.ə.bət/ us /ˈsel.ə.bət/ formal

a person who does not have sex

(Definition of “celibate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)