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noun [countable] donor pronunciation in American English /ˈdoʊnər/
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singulardonor
pluraldonors
  1. 1
    medical someone who gives blood, sperm, eggs, or a part of their body to be used in the medical treatment of someone else
    a blood donor
    The hospital is searching for a bone marrow donor for the child.
    1. a.
      [only before noun] used about a body part that a donor has given
      a donor heart/kidney/liver
  2. 2
    someone who gives things such as money or goods to an organization, especially one that helps people
    The museum was saved by an anonymous donor.
    donor to: a major donor to the Democratic Party
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