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English definition of “celibate”

celibate

adjective
 
 
/ˈseləbət/
Someone who is celibate does not have sex, especially because they have decided to never have sex.Lack of sexual activity
celibacy
 
 
/ˈseləbəsi/ noun [U]
a way of life in which you do not have sex, especially because you have decided not to have sexLack of sexual activity
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