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adjective peaceful pronunciation in British English /ˈpiːsf(ə)l/
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  1. 1
    not involving war or violence
    talks aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the crisis
    Our two nations have enjoyed several decades of peaceful coexistence.
    The protests were mostly peaceful.
    the peaceful use of nuclear energy
  2. 2
    calm and quiet
    The hotel is set in peaceful surroundings.
    The baby looks so peaceful when he’s sleeping.

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The baby was sleeping peacefully.
They resolved their problems peacefully.


noun [uncountable]


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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