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experience

2 verb
     
experience2 S2 W2 [transitive]
1 if you experience a problem, event, or situation, it happens to you or affects you
experience problems/difficulties
Many old people will experience problems as the result of retirement.
Children need to experience things for themselves in order to learn from them.
2 to feel a particular emotion, pain etc:
Many women experience feelings of nausea during pregnancy.

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