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English definition of “AIDS”


noun [U] (also Aids)     /eɪdz/
abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome : a serious disease caused by a virus that destroys the body's natural protection from infection : Don had full-blown AIDS for over a year before he died . people living with AIDS → Compare HIVBacteria, moulds, germs and viruses
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