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    1. nir·va·na
      IPA[nərˈvänə]
    2. n. noun

      • 1. (in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.

      • 2. a state of perfect happiness; an ideal or idyllic place:

        Hollywood's dearest dream of small-town nirvana
    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: nirvana, plural noun: nirvanas

      • noun

        (in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.

        an ideal or idyllic state or place:

      • noun

        yearning for a state of oblivion, as a manifestation of the death instinct.
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