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malignant

adjective uk   us   /məˈlɪɡ.nənt/

malignant adjective (DISEASE)

A malignant disease or growth is likely to get worse and lead to death: The process by which malignant cancer cells multiply isn't fully understood. Is the tumour malignant or benign?
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malignant adjective (EVIL)

formal having a strong wish to do harm: He developed a malignant hatred for the land of his birth.
malignantly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Translations of “malignant”
in Korean 악성의…
in Arabic خَبيث (طبّي)…
in Portuguese maligno…
in Catalan maligne…
in Japanese 悪性の…
in Italian maligno…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病或腫塊)惡性的,致命的…
in Russian злокачественный…
in Turkish habis, ölümcül, kötü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病或肿块)恶性的,致命的…
in Polish złośliwy…
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