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noun American English pronunciation: sanctuary /ˈsæŋktʃuˌeri/ 
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singularsanctuary
pluralsanctuaries
  1. 2
    [uncountable] official protection given to someone by a place that is safe for them

    Refugees sought sanctuary in Thailand.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] a place where you can be safe or comfortable

      All she wanted now was the sanctuary of her own room.

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