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refuge

ref·uge

refuge

 
 
pronunciation:
re fyuj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: shelter, protection, or comfort.
We found refuge in a cave during the storm.Relief agencies have struggled to provide refuge for the victims of the disaster.They went into the bus station, seeking refuge from the cold.Abused and neglected by her husband, she took refuge in her children.
synonyms:
comfort, protection, safety, shelter
definition 2: a place of protection or shelter from danger or hardship.
Their home became a refuge for escaped slaves.The orphaned cub was taken to a wildlife refuge.
synonyms:
harbor, haven, shelter
similar words:
anchorage, bosom, cover, lair, oasis, sanctuary
definition 3: anything, such as a person or belief, to which one turns for comfort or help.
Her work was her refuge during those lonely days.
synonyms:
comfort, resort
similar words:
bosom, oasis
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The word refuge contains the following part:
fug, -fuge Latin root that means flee