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precious

adjective
 
 
/ˈpreʃəs/
IMPORTANT B2 very important to you: His books are his most precious possessions.Being important and having importance
VALUABLE B2 rare and very valuable: a precious vase a precious metal/stoneImportanceUseful or advantageous
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