[ in-tuh-muh-see ]
/ ˈɪn tə mə si /

noun, plural in·ti·ma·cies.


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Origin of intimacy

First recorded in 1635–45; intim(ate)1 + -acy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for intimacy

/ (ˈɪntɪməsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

close or warm friendship or understanding; personal relationship
(often plural) euphemistic sexual relations
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