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noun [countable]     solution pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a way to solve a problem or to deal with a bad situation
    solution to/for:

    UN leaders are working hard to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

    come up with/devise a solution:

    The committee has failed to come up with any solutions for the crisis.

    offer/provide a solution (=be a possible solution):

    Solar energy offers a low-cost solution to our fuel problems.

    be the solution:

    Putting children in prison is not the solution.

  2. 2
    the answer to a question in a puzzle, crossword etc
  3. 3
    chemistry a liquid with another substance dissolved in it, so that it has become part of the liquid
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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