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orfanato also: (México) orfanatorio
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  • Los hospitales y orfanatos tenían sus propias caballerías para alimentar a los niños y personas desnutridas.
  • Uno de esos cuadros fue realizado a un niño que vivía en un orfanato.
  • Los expertos tratan de arrojar alguna luz sobre los motivos y las circunstancias de los abusos sexuales en colegios y orfanatos católicos.

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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