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noun     donation pronunciation in British English
/dəʊˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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singulardonation
pluraldonations

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  1. 1
    [countable] money or goods that you give to an organization, especially one that helps people

    The bank has promised a donation of £24 million towards the disaster fund.

    If you would like to make a credit card donation, ring us now.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the act of giving money or goods to an organization
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] medical the process of giving blood, sperm, or a part of your body to help someone who needs it

    organ/blood/sperm donation

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