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adjective     distinguished pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    successful and respected by many people

    the distinguished painter known as Grandma Moses

    a distinguished career in the diplomatic service

  2. 2
    looking impressive and as if you deserve respect. This word is not usually used to describe young people

    a very distinguished silver-haired man

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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