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delicate

Definitions


[ˈdɛlɪkət], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality
(e.g: a delicate lace shawl)

- easily broken or damaged; fragile
(e.g: delicate china)

- requiring sensitive or careful handling
(e.g: delicate negotiations)


Phrases:
- in a delicate condition

Origin:
late Middle English (in the sense ‘delightful, charming’): from French délicat or Latin delicatus, of unknown origin. Senses also expressed in Middle English (now obsolete) include ‘voluptuous’, ‘self-indulgent’, ‘fastidious’, and ‘effeminate’


[ˈdɛlɪkət], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a delicate fabric or garment
(e.g: the delicates cycle of a washing machine)


Phrases:
- in a delicate condition

Origin:




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