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rec•luse /n. ˈrɛklus, rɪˈklus; adj. rɪˈklus, ˈrɛklus/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
  1. a person who deliberately lives apart from society.

adj. re•cluse. 
  • shut off or apart from the world.
  • re•clu•sive /rɪˈklusɪv/USA pronunciationadj. 

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    recluse /rɪˈkluːs/ n
    1. a person who lives in seclusion
    2. a person who lives in solitude to devote himself to prayer and religious meditation; a hermit, anchorite, or anchoress
    1. solitary; retiring
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French reclus, from Late Latin reclūdere to shut away, from Latin re- + claudere to close

    reclusion /rɪˈkluːʒən/ n reˈclusive adj

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