GRE Word List

CELIBATE

abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy

The meaning of the word celibate is abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy.

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steepsoak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
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