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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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