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philanthropic

adjective uk   /ˌfɪl.ənˈθrɒp.ɪk/ us    /-ænˈθrɑː.pɪk/ formal
helping poor people, especially by giving them money
Translations of “philanthropic”
in Chinese (Traditional) 慈善的, 樂善好施的(尤指透過捐款幫助窮人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 慈善的, 乐善好施的(尤指通过捐款帮助穷人)…
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