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intimacy

noun
     
in‧ti‧ma‧cy
1 [uncountable] a state of having a close personal relationship with someone
intimacy of
the intimacy of marriage
intimacy between
a close sense of intimacy between parent and child
2

intimacies

[plural] things you say or do to someone you have a close personal relationship with:
She thought back over the intimacies they'd shared and the plans they'd made.
3 [uncountable] a situation in which you feel you are in private with someone:
the cosy intimacy of the cafe
4 [uncountable] formal sex - used especially by lawyers and police when they want to avoid using the word 'sex'

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