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refugeenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌref.jʊˈdʒiː/
B2 a ​person who has ​escaped from ​their own ​country for ​political, ​religious, or ​economicreasons or because of a ​war: Thousands of refugees fledacross the ​border.

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

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refugeenoun [C]

 us   /ˌref·jʊˈdʒi, ˈref·jʊˌdʒi/
a ​person who ​leaves his or her ​home or ​country to ​findsafety, esp. during a ​war or for ​political or ​religiousreasons
(Definition of refugee from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “refugee”
in Arabic لاجيء…
in Korean 난민, 망명자…
in Portuguese refugiado, -a…
in Catalan refugiat, -ada…
in Japanese 難民, 亡命者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 难民, 避难者, 逃亡者…
in Turkish sığınmacı, mülteci…
in Russian беженец…
in Chinese (Traditional) 難民, 避難者, 逃亡者…
in Italian rifugiato, -a…
in Polish uchodźca…
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