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English definition of “adopted”

adopted

adjective [before noun] (COUNTRY)    /əˈdɒp.tɪd/ US  /-ˈdɑːp-/
An adopted country is one where someone chooses to live although they were not born there: Spain is my adopted country .Taking and choosing
(Definition of adopted adjective (COUNTRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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