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Definition of leviathan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    leviathan

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ləˈvaɪəθən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ləˈvaɪəθən//
     
     
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  1. 1 (in the Bible) a very large sea monster
  2. 2(literary) a very large and powerful thing the leviathan of government bureaucracy
  3. Word Originvia late Latin from Hebrew liwyāt̲ān.

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