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women's refuge

noun [C] uk   /ˌwɪm.ɪnzˈref.juːdʒ/ UK ( US women's shelter) us  
a house where women whose partners have been violent towards them can go with their children for protection
Translations of “women's refuge”
in Chinese (Traditional) (可使女性免遭男性暴力的)婦女庇護所…
in Chinese (Simplified) (可使女性免遭男性暴力的)妇女庇护所…
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