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removed

[ ri-moovd ]
/ rɪˈmuvd /
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adjective
remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from.
distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin or the first cousin of one’s parent.The grandchildren of one's first cousin are one's first cousins twice removed.
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Origin of removed

First recorded in 1540–50; remove + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM removed

re·mov·ed·ly [ri-moo-vid-lee, -moovd-], /rɪˈmu vɪd li, -ˈmuvd-/, adverbre·mov·ed·ness, nounun·re·moved, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for removed

removed
/ (rɪˈmuːvd) /

adjective
separated by distance or abstract distinction
(postpositive) separated by a degree of descent or kinshipthe child of a person's first cousin is his first cousin once removed

Derived forms of removed

removedness (rɪˈmuːvɪdnɪs), noun
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