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double entendre

A word or phrase that can have two interpretations, one of which is usually humorous, insulting, or sexual in nature. The old man kept working double entendres into conversation, hoping to make the young ladies laugh, but instead he just made them uncomfortable.
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a double entendre

a word or phrase which has two different meanings, one of which is sexual or rude His speech at the dinner was full of bad jokes and double entendres.
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Fondation Voir et Entendre, which unites the scientific and clinical research teams from Institut de la Vision involved in SIGHT AGAIN, opens a new way for active collaboration between research, clinical and industrial development, in order to accelerate therapeutic innovation and rapid translation of treatments to answer patients' need," explains Professor Jose-Alain Sahel, Director of Fondation Voir et Entendre.
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