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noun     lemon pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] fruit with a hard yellow skin and sour juice. It grows on a lemon tree. Lemons are citrus fruits

    Add the juice of half a lemon.

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  2. 2
    [uncountable] a bright yellow colour
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  3. 3
    [countable] informal something that you buy, especially a car, that does not work properly
  4. 4
    [countable] British informal someone who is stupid or not effective


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

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