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a private bathroom/party/plane
They found a private spot where they could talk.
It'll be a little more private in my office.
a private joke
The mayor has been using public funds to finance private dealings.
What you do in your private life has nothing to do with your boss.
a private hospital
a private citizen
I'd like to talk with you in private, if you don't mind.
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a Korean dish made from fermented cabbage or other vegetables, garlic and spices
a period of time spent asking people for their opinions or support
a compulsive desire for something; an addiction to something
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American definition of private from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.