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Definition of celibate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1not married and not having sex, especially for religious reasons celibate priests
  2. 2not having sex I've been celibate for the past six months.
  3. NAmE//ˈsɛləbəsi//
    noun [uncountable] a vow of celibacy
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