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English definition of “benign”


adjective (DISEASE)    /bɪˈnaɪn/
describes a tumour that is not likely to cause death : a benign tumour → Compare malignantCancer benignly     /-li/ adverb The policeman smiled benignly at the motorist .Kind and thoughtful
(Definition of benign adjective (DISEASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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