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malaria

noun [U] uk   /məˈleə.ri.ə/ us    /-ˈler.i-/
a disease that you can get from the bite of a particular type of mosquito (= a small flying insect) which causes periods of fever and makes you feel very cold and shake. It is common in many hotter parts of the world.
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