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noun plant pronunciation in British English /plɑːnt/ 
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singularplant
pluralplants
  1. 1
    [countable] a living thing that grows in soil, has leaves and roots, and needs water and light from the sun to live

    a garden/pot/house plant

    a strawberry plant

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of plant
  2. 2
    [countable] a factory that produces power, or processes chemicals etc

    a nuclear/chemical plant

    a power/processing plant

    1. a.
      a factory that makes cars, machines, equipment etc

      a car assembly plant (=where cars are put together from parts)

  3. 3
    [uncountable] British large machines and equipment used in industry

    plant hire (=industrial machines for rent)

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