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



BrE BrE//sɔːm//
; NAmE NAmE//sɔːm//
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the Muslim practice of not eating or drinking in the day during the ninth month of the Muslim year, called Ramadan All Muslim adults who are physically and mentally well must observe sawm. see also Five Pillars of Islam
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