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virgin

[ vur-jin ]
/ ˈvɜr dʒɪn /
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noun
adjective

OTHER WORDS FOR virgin

11 chaste, unpolluted.
14 new; pristine, untouched, unexploited, unspoiled, untainted.

OPPOSITES FOR virgin

11 defiled.
13 adulterated, alloyed, contaminated, impure.
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Origin of virgin

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English virgine, from Anglo-French, Old French, from Latin virgin-, stem of virgō “maiden, virgin”

OTHER WORDS FROM virgin

un·vir·gin, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for virgin (1 of 3)

virgin
/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪn) /

noun
adjective (usually prenominal)

Word Origin for virgin

C13: from Old French virgine, from Latin virgō virgin

British Dictionary definitions for virgin (2 of 3)

Virgin1
/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪn) /

noun
the Virgin See Virgin Mary
a statue or other artistic representation of the Virgin Mary

British Dictionary definitions for virgin (3 of 3)

Virgin2
/ (ˈvɜːdʒɪn) /

noun
the Virgin the constellation Virgo, the sixth sign of the zodiac
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Medical definitions for virgin

virgin
[ vûrjĭn ]

n.
A person who has not experienced sexual intercourse.

Other words from virgin

virgin•al (-jə-nəl) adj.
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