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adjective rigid pronunciation in American English /ˈrɪdʒɪd/
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  1. 3
    stiff, hard, and difficult to bend or move

    The door is made from galvanized steel with a rigid frame.

  2. 5
    unable to move because of a strong emotion such as fear or anger

    I only had one chance – this was live television – and I was totally rigid with fear.

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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