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Definition of “sanctuary” - Learner’s Dictionary

sanctuary

noun     /ˈsæŋktʃʊəri/
QUIET [C, U]
a quiet and peaceful place: After a busy day, I like to escape to the sanctuary of my garden.Safe and enclosed spaces
PROTECTION [C, U]
a place that provides protection: to seek sanctuary Safe and enclosed spaces
ANIMALS [C]
a place where animals are protected and cannot be hunted: a bird/wildlife sanctuary Animal Dwellings - man-madeAnimal dwellings - naturalZoos and wildlife reserves
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