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verb [transitive] formal gratify pronunciation in American English /ˈɡrætɪˌfaɪ/
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present tense
present participlegratifying
past tensegratified
past participlegratified
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  1. [usually passive] to make someone feel pleased and satisfied
    She was gratified to learn that her advice was of some use.


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 gratify pronunciation in American English /ˌɡrætɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]
sexual gratification


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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