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aspirin

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈæs.pɪ.rɪn/ ( plural aspirin or aspirins) us  
B1 a common drug that reduces pain, fever, and swelling: I always take a couple of aspirins when I feel a cold starting. Aspirin should not be given to young children.
Translations of “aspirin”
in Korean 아스피린…
in Arabic أَسْبِرين…
in French (comprimé d’)aspirine…
in Turkish aspirin…
in Italian aspirina…
in Chinese (Traditional) 阿司匹靈(尤用於治療頭痛、發燒和腫脹)…
in Russian аспирин…
in Polish aspiryna…
in Spanish aspirina…
in Portuguese aspirina…
in German das Aspirin…
in Catalan aspirina…
in Japanese アスピリン(鎮痛剤・解熱剤の一種)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 阿司匹林(尤用于治疗头疼、发烧和炎肿)…
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