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noun bereavement pronunciation in British English /bɪˈriːvmənt/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the situation you are in when a close friend or family member has just died

    She runs a group that helps people deal with bereavement.

  2. 2
    [countable] an instance of a close friend or a member of your family dying

    the sad news of his bereavement


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