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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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A dialogue which has Prabhas salaciously checking Amrutha out and comment that she is too pretty to be a police officer is blatantly sexist and disturbing to watch.
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The wedding video of Pranay Kumar and Amrutha Varshini looked like a song sequence straight from a Telugu movie, with the couple romancing around in a classical getaway, the Hidden Castle in Siddipet near Hyderabad.
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