innocence

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Singular
innocence

Plural
none

(uncountable)

  1. The quality of being innocent.
    I miss the innocence I lost growing up.
    He claims his innocence even after being in prison for years.
  2. (informal) It is common to call learning about sex (or having sex for the first time) as "loosing innocence."
    She lost her innocence when she was seventeen.

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