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English definition of “acid reflux”

acid reflux

noun [U]     /ˌæs.ɪd ˈriː.flʌks/ US  /ˈæs.ɪd ˈriːˌflʌks/ specialized
a condition in which stomach acid comes up from the stomach to the oesophagus and causes damage to the lining of the gastrointestinal tract : Mild cases of heartburn and acid reflux can be treated by simple lifestyle changes .Digestive disorders
(Definition of acid reflux noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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