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expatriatenoun [C]

 us   /ekˈspeɪ·tri·ət/
someone who does not ​live in his or her own ​country
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expatriatenoun [C]

uk   /ekˈspæt.ri.ət/  us   /-ˈspeɪ.tri-/ (informal expat )
someone who does not ​live in ​their own ​country: A ​large community of expatriates has ​settled there.
expatriate
adjective uk   us  
an expatriate ​Scot

expatriateverb [T]

uk   /ekˈspæt.ri.ət/  us   /-ˈspeɪ.tri-/ /ekˈspæt.ri.eɪt/  /-ˈspeɪ.tri-/ formal
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expatriatenoun [C]

uk   /ɪkˈspætriət/  us   /ɪkˈspeɪtriət/ (abbreviation expat, uk   /ˌekˈspat/ )
someone who does not ​live in their own country: A large community of expatriates has ​settled there.

expatriateadjective [before noun]

uk   /ɪkˈspætriət/  us   /ɪkˈspeɪtriət/ (abbreviation expat)
relating to ​people who do not ​live in their own country: The ​company has eight expatriate ​staffworking around the ​world. an expatriate ​community/​resident/​worker
(Definition of expatriate from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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