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English definition of “thin”

thin

adjective (NOT THICK)    /θɪn/ (thinner, thinnest)
A2 having a small distance between two opposite sides: a thin book thin black lines a thin jacket (= made from thin material)Thin and fineNarrow and thin thinness     /ˈθɪn.nəs/ noun [U] the thinness of his hair The author discusses why female beauty has become linked to thinness.Small in number and quantityThin or slender (of people)Not fit and healthyNarrow and thin
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