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also am·ree·ta  (ŭm-rē′tə)
1. In Hinduism, the drink that is consumed by the gods and bestows immortality.
2. The immortality achieved by drinking amrita.

[Sanskrit amṛtam; see mer- in Indo-European roots.]
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(æmˈriːtə) or


1. (Hinduism) the ambrosia of the gods that bestows immortality
2. (Hinduism) the immortality it confers
[from Sanskrit amrta immortal, from a- without + mrta death]
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It is a memory to cherish forever,' said Amritha Prakash, a class 12 G student.