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Definition of intimate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(of people) having a close and friendly relationship intimate friends We're not on intimate terms with our neighbors.
  2. 2private and personal, often in a sexual way The article revealed intimate details about his family life. the most intimate parts of her body
  3. 3(of a place or situation) encouraging close, friendly relationships, sometimes of a sexual nature an intimate restaurant He knew an intimate little bar where they would not be disturbed.
  4. 4(of knowledge) very detailed and thorough an intimate knowledge of the countryside
  5. 5(of a link between things) very close an intimate connection between class and educational success
  6. 6intimate (with somebody) (formal or law) having a sexual relationship with someone
  7. intimately adverb
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  8. intimately connected/linked/related an area of the country that he knew intimately She was intimately involved in the project.
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