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noun [countable]     colony pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a country that is controlled by another country

    a former British colony

    1. a.
      one of the parts of North America that was ruled by Britain before becoming the US
  2. 2
    a group of people of a particular type who live in a particular place

    a leper colony

    a colony of artists, writers, and craftsmen

    1. a.
      a group of animals or birds of the same type that live in the same area
  3. 3
    Indian English a planned area within a city for people to live and work in


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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