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noun [countable]     coil pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a long thin piece of something that forms rings or curls

    a coil of rope

    1. a.
      something that has a long curved shape

      a coil of black smoke

  2. 2
    a piece of curved wire that produces heat or light when electricity passes through it
  3. 4
    a curved piece of plastic that is put inside a woman’s uterus as a contraceptive (=to prevent her from becoming pregnant)


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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