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ready mealnoun [C]

uk   /ˈred.i ˌmɪəl/  us   /ˈred.i ˌmɪəl/ UK
a meal cooked and bought at a shop but taken somewhere else, often home, to be heated and eaten
(Definition of ready meal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ready mealnoun [C]

(also ready-meal) uk   us   COMMERCE
a meal that you can buy from a supermarket that has already been prepared and cooked, so you only need to heat it: The store says chicken tikka is their second largest selling ready meal after lasagne.
(Definition of ready meal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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