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Dictionary definition for: Certain

1. (a) certain to occur; destined or inevitable; "he was certain to fail" "his fate is certain" "In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin; "he faced certain death" "sudden but sure regret" "he is sure to win"

2. (a) established irrevocably; "his fate is sealed"

3. (s) capable of being depended on; "a quick and certain remedy" "a sure way to distinguish the two" "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"

4. (s) exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance; "be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through" "be sure to lock the doors"

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