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Definition of lingering adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lingering

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NAmE//ˈlɪŋɡərɪŋ//
 
 
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slow to end or disappear a painful and lingering death a last lingering look lingering doubts a lingering smell of machine oil
lingeringly
 
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adverb He kissed her again, lingeringly.
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