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humanitarian

adjective, noun [C] uk   /hjuːˌmæn.ɪˈteə.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈter.i-/
C2 (a person who is) involved in or connected with improving people's lives and reducing suffering: The prisoner has been released for humanitarian reasons. The United Nations is sending humanitarian aid (= food and supplies to help people) to the areas worst affected by the conflict. The well-known humanitarian, Joseph Rowntree, was concerned with the welfare of his employees.
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humanitarianism
noun [U] uk   /-ə.nɪ.zəm/ us  
Translations of “humanitarian”
in Spanish humanitario…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人道主義的, 人道主義者…
in Russian гуманитарный…
in Turkish insanî, insancıl, insansever…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人道主义的, 人道主义者…
in Polish humanitarny…
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