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adverb gently pronunciation in British English /ˈdʒentli/

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  1. 1
    carefully, without a lot of force or sudden change in movement
    She tapped him gently on the shoulder.
    Gently peel the paper off.
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      with small or slow movements
      The trees swayed gently in the breeze.
  2. 2
    in a kind way, being careful not to frighten or upset someone
    As gently as possible, he told her the bad news.
    Tell your child gently but firmly, ‘No’.


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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