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adjective civilized pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪvɪˌlaɪzd/

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  1. 1
    a civilized country, society, etc. has developed an advanced culture and institutions
    A civilized society does not solve conflicts in a way that causes so much suffering.
  2. 2
    polite and reasonable
    Let’s discuss this in a civilized manner.
  3. 3
    pleasant, comfortable, and having everything you need or want
    The inn was described as “a haven of civilized living.”


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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