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General definition (in Buddhism)

s. kilesa, upakkilesa. -10 d. of insight: vipassanūpakkilesa, s. visuddhi VI. - Round of d., s. vatta (1).

Source: Pali Kanon: Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines

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