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optical

view main entry for opticaladjective biology  /ˈɒptɪk(ə)l/
British English pronunciation: opticalClick to listen to the pronunciation of optical

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optically

  /ˈɒptɪkli/  adverb
British English pronunciation: opticallyClick to listen to the pronunciation of optically

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breakfast rave

a rave … that takes place early in the morning and where there is no alcohol or drugs …

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