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noun 
  1. (countable) A delicate item of clothing
Don't put that in with your jeans, it's a delicate!
  1. (uncountable) Specifically underwear or lingerie.
adjective 
  1. Easily damaged or requiring careful handling
Those clothes are delicate
''The negotiations were very delicate
  1. Characterized by a fine structure or thin lines
Her face was delicate
The spider wove a delicate web
There was a delicate pattern of frost on the window
  1. Intended for delicate items
Set the washing machine to the delicate cycle
  1. (colloquial) Unwell, especially because of having drunk too much alcohol.
Please don't speak so loudly - I'm feeling a bit delicate this morning
Etymology: Middle English delicat < Latin delicatus


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