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adjective intimate pronunciation in American English /ˈɪntɪmət/
  1. 1
    an intimate friend is someone who you know very well and like very much
    Only intimate friends were invited to their wedding.
  2. 2
    relating to very private or personal things
    The magazine published intimate details of their affair.
  3. 3
    an intimate place or situation is private and friendly and makes you feel relaxed and comfortable
    It’s a small hotel with an intimate atmosphere.
  4. 5
    an intimate connection between two things is a very close connection between them
    Island communities commonly feel an intimate connection with the sea and with seafarers.


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