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1 : having a very close relationship : very warm and friendly

an intimate acquaintance

They remained intimate friends throughout their lives.

We have an intimate friendship with our neighbors. = We are on intimate terms with our neighbors.  [=we are very close friends with our neighbors]

2 : very personal or private

intimate thoughts/feelings

intimate secrets

sharing an intimate moment

an intimate conversation

(chiefly US) a store that sells intimate apparel  [=women's underwear and clothes for sleeping]

3 : involving sex or sexual relations

They are in an intimate and committed relationship.

He denies that they were ever intimate. = He denies that he was ever intimate with her.
  [=that he ever had sexual relations with her]

4 of a place : private and pleasant in a way that allows people to feel relaxed and comfortable

The room is small and intimate.

an intimate nightclub

5 : very closely related or connected : very close

There is an intimate connection/relationship between diet and health.

6 : very complete

She has an intimate  [=very detailed]  knowledge of the company.

The story is now known in intimate detail.

an intimate understanding of the process

intimately adverb

She is intimately associated/involved with the production.

The problem is intimately connected with/to our culture.

intimately familiar with the experience

Diet and health are intimately  [=very closely]  related.

Their careers are intimately linked.

She knows the city intimately.
  [=very well]

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