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virgin

noun [C] uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/ us    /ˈvɝː-/
C2 someone who has never had sex: She remained a virgin till she was over thirty. D'you think he's still a virgin?Lack of sexual activity humorous a person with no experience of a particular activityInexperienced people and lack of experience

virgin

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.dʒɪn/ us    /ˈvɝː-/

virgin adjective (AREA/THING)

C2 describes a forest or an area of land that has not yet been cultivated (= used to grow crops) or used by people: The railway is being extended into areas of virgin forest.Deserts, prairies and wildernesses describes oil, especially olive oil, that is made directly from pressing the fruit, rather than by using heat: extra virgin olive oilFats and oils in food and cooking [before noun] literary pure and not spoiled, especially when describing something white: a virgin sheet of paper (= one not written on)UnspoiltPerfect and faultlessBlack, white and grey

virgin adjective (PERSON)

[before noun] never having had sex: a virgin brideLack of sexual activity
virginal
adjective uk   /-dʒɪ.nəl/ us  
virginal innocence/modesty/purityLack of sexual activity
virginity
noun [U] uk   /vəˈdʒɪn.ɪ.ti/ us    /vɚˈdʒɪn.ə.t̬i/
She lost her virginity at the age of 16 to the boy next door.Lack of sexual activity
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