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noun [C] uk   /ləˈvaɪə.θən/ literary us  
something or someone that is extremely large and powerful: The US is seen as an economic leviathan.
Translations of “leviathan”
in Chinese (Traditional) 龐然大物, 巨人,強者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 庞然大物, 巨人,强者…
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