[sel-uh-bit, -beyt] /ˈsɛl ə bɪt, -ˌbeɪt/
a person who abstains from sexual relations.
a person who remains unmarried, especially for religious reasons.
observing or pertaining to sexual abstention or a religious vow not to marry.
a person who is unmarried, esp one who has taken a religious vow of chastity
unmarried, esp by vow
abstaining from sexual intercourse
1610s, “state of celibacy” (especially as mandated to clergy in the Catholic church) from French célibat (16c.), from Latin caelibatus (see celibacy). This was the only sense until earl 19c. The adjective meaning “unmarried, sworn to remain single” is recorded from 1825. As a noun, one who is sworn to such a condition, from 1838.
[non-sel-yuh-ler] /nɒnˈsɛl yə lər/ adjective 1. not composed of or containing cells: Cytoplasm is noncellular.
[non-sel-yuh-loh-sik] /ˌnɒn sɛl yəˈloʊ sɪk/ adjective 1. not derived from or containing : Nylon is a noncellulosic fiber.
[seer-ee-uh l] /ˈsɪər i əl/ noun 1. any plant of the grass family yielding an edible grain, as wheat, rye, oats, rice, or corn. 2. the grain itself. 3. some edible preparation of it, especially a breakfast food. adjective 4. of or relating to grain or the plants producing it. /ˈsɪərɪəl/ noun 1. any grass […]
[sur-tuh-fi-key-shuh n, ser-tif-uh-] /ˌsɜr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, sərˌtɪf ə-/ noun 1. the act of . 2. the state of being . 3. a statement. 4. the writing on the face of a check by which it is . 5. Law. a attesting the truth of some statement or event. /ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun 1. the act of […]