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wind

noun [C/U] (MOVEMENT OF AIR)   /wɪnd/
the movement of air outside, esp. when strong enough to be felt: [U] The wind is so strong that it’s hard to keep an umbrella up. [C] We expect light winds from the west today. windy    /ˈwɪn·di/ adjective It will be wet and windy for most of the week.
(Definition of wind noun (MOVEMENT OF AIR) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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