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noun American English pronunciation: closure /ˈkloʊʒər/ 
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of making a business or institution stop operating permanently

    an increase in hospital closures

    closure of:

    The closure of the center would be a terrible loss to the community.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the feeling that an unpleasant experience has ended or been settled
    bring/achieve closure:

    The investigation should bring some closure to the relatives of those who have died.

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