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noun [countable]
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          pronunciation in British English
/ˈpraɪmeɪt/ biology an animal belonging to the same group as humans, which includes monkeys and apes
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/ˈpraɪmət/ the name in some religions or churches for a priest of the highest rank in a particular region or country

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a hatred of certain sounds, such as sniffling, mouth noises, breathing or lip smacking

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