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mole

noun [C] uk   /məʊl/  us   /moʊl/

mole noun [C] (ANIMAL)

a small mammal that is almost blind, has dark fur, and lives in passages that it digs underground

mole noun [C] (SPOT)

a small, dark spot or lump (= raised area) on a person's skin
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mole noun [C] (PERSON)

a person who works for an organization or government and secretly gives information to its competitor or enemy: A mole inside the Department of Transport had leaked secret proposals to the press.
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mole noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

specialized chemistry a unit of measurement of the amount of a substance expressed in grams
Translations of “mole”
in Arabic شامة, حَيوان الخُلد…
in Korean 사마귀, 두더지…
in Malaysian tahi lalat…
in French grain de beauté…
in Turkish ben, derideki küçük siyah iz, köstebek…
in Italian neo, talpa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 鼴鼠…
in Russian родинка, крот, человек…
in Polish pieprzyk, kret, wtyczka…
in Vietnamese nốt ruồi…
in Spanish lunar…
in Portuguese pinta, toupeira…
in Thai ไฝ…
in German das Muttermahl…
in Catalan piga, talp…
in Japanese ほくろ, モグラ…
in Indonesian tahi lalat…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 鼹鼠…
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