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  • exchange — exchanger, n. /iks chaynj /, v., exchanged, exchanging, n. v.t. 1. to give up (something) for something else; part with for some equivalent; change for another. 2. to replace (returned merchandise) with an equivalent or something else: Most… …   Universalium

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