WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
nir•va•na /nɪrˈvɑnə, -ˈvænə, nɚ-/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
    Eastern Religions[often: Nirvana] (in Buddhism ) the final release from the cycle of being reborn again, that comes as a result of the ending of individual passion and hatred;
    salvation.
    a place or state in which there is freedom from pain and worry.

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nirvana /nɪəˈvɑːnə nɜː-/ n
  1. final release from the cycle of reincarnation attained by extinction of all desires and individual existence, culminating (in Buddhism) in absolute blessedness, or (in Hinduism) in absorption into Brahman
Etymology: 19th Century: from Sanskrit: extinction, literally: a blowing out, from nir- out + vāti it blows



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