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harvest

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈhɑː.vɪst/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/
B2 the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields, or the activity of cutting and collecting them, or the crops that are cut and collected: the grain/potato/grape harvest We had a good harvest this year. Farmers are reporting a bumper (= very big) harvest this year. It won't be long now till harvest (time).

harvest

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈhɑː.vɪst/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/

harvest verb [I or T] (CROPS)

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat: In the US, winter wheat is harvested in the early summer.

harvest verb [I or T] (BODY PARTS)

to take cells or other body parts from someone for medical use: The donor organ is harvested at the accident scene and rushed to a hospital. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the harvesting of stem cells.
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