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ounce

noun
 
 
/aʊns/
[C] ( written abbreviation oz) a unit for measuring weight, equal to 28.35 grams →  See also fluid ounce Measurements of weight and massArea, mass, weight and volume in general
not have an ounce of sth to not have any of a quality or emotion: His new novel doesn't have an ounce of originality.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
every ounce of sth all of a quality or emotion that is available: He deserves every ounce of support that we can give him.Maximum and minimum
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