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Ramadan

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noun Ram·a·dan \ˈrä-mə-ˌdän, ˌrä-mə-ˈ\

Simple Definition of Ramadan

  • : the ninth month of the Islamic year when Muslims do not eat or drink anything between sunrise and sunset

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of Ramadan

  1. :  the ninth month of the Islamic year observed as sacred with fasting practiced daily from dawn to sunset — see month table


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