Ram·a·dan (răm′ə-dän, rămə-dän′)
1. The ninth month of the year in the Islamic calendar. See Table at calendar.
2. A fast, held from sunrise to sunset, that is carried out during this period.
[Arabic ramaḍān, from ramaḍ, dryness, from ramiḍa, to be scorched; see rm in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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