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

 

sawm

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//səʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//soʊm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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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.
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