Meaning of “celibate” - Learner’s Dictionary

celibate

adjective us uk /ˈseləbət/

Someone who is celibate does not have sex, especially because they have decided to never have sex.

celibacy noun [ U ] us uk /ˈseləbəsi/

a way of life in which you do not have sex, especially because you have decided not to have sex

(Definition of “celibate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)