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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One who abstains from sexual relations, especially by reason of religious vows.

Usage examples (34)
  • The couple remained celibate until they got married.
  • celibate priests
  • The reason that priests are to remain celibate is financial.
  • He will never marry and will remain celibate all of his life. for more
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  • The "celibate" (one who abstains from sexual relations) monk sat down to "cerebrate" (think) about how to "calibrate" (correct the gradations on a measuring instrument) his scale, but an old friend arrived to "celebrate" (engage in festivities to mark an
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