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abnormal

adjective  /æbˈnɔr·məl, əb-/ us  
not usual or average: We had an abnormal amount of snow. He has an abnormal heartbeat.
abnormality
noun [C/U]  /ˌæb·nɔrˈmæl·ɪ·t̬i, -nər-/ us  
[C] No abnormalities showed up in the blood tests.
abnormally
adverb  /æbˈnɔr·mə·li, əb-/ us  
It was abnormally hot this summer.
Translations of “abnormal”
in Korean 비정상적인…
in Arabic شاذّ…
in French anormal…
in Turkish garip, anormal, farklı…
in Italian anormale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 反常的,異常的,變態的(尤指不好的)…
in Russian ненормальный…
in Polish nietypowy, nienormalny…
in Spanish anormal…
in Portuguese anormal…
in German anormal…
in Catalan anormal…
in Japanese 異常な, 異様な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反常的,异常的,变态的(尤指不好的)…
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