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noun     indulgence pronunciation in British English
/ɪnˈdʌldʒ(ə)ns/
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pluralindulgences
  1. 1
    [uncountable] the act of doing or having something that is not good for you
    indulgence in:

    indulgence in alcohol

    1. a.
      behaviour towards someone that is very kind, especially when it should be strict

      She treated her sons with a great deal of indulgence.

  2. 2
    [countable] something special that someone does for pleasure, not because they need to
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