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yoga

noun [U]     /ˈjəʊ.ɡə/ US  /ˈjoʊ-/
B1 a set of physical and mental exercises, originally from India, intended to give control over the body and mind: a yoga classMeditation, religious chanting and spiritual statesMiscellaneous pastimes and their participants a Hindu system of philosophy which aims to unite the self with godHinduismMeditation, religious chanting and spiritual states yogic     /-ɡɪk/ adjective yogic exercisesHinduismMeditation, religious chanting and spiritual statesMiscellaneous pastimes and their participants
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