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Noun: nirvana  nir'vaa-nu
  1. (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
    - enlightenment
  2. Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    - Eden, paradise, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la

Derived forms: nirvanas

Type of: beatification, beatitude, blessedness, part, region

Encyclopedia: Nirvana