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car·pe di·em  audio  (kärp dm, -m, d-) KEY 

INTERJECTION:
Used as an admonition to seize the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future.
NOUN:
Such an admonition.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin : carpe, seize + diem, day


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