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pneumonia

noun [U] uk   /njuːˈməʊ.ni.ə/ us    /nuːˈmoʊ.njə/
a serious illness in which one or both lungs become red and swollen and filled with liquid: People who are bedridden can easily get pneumonia.catch/get pneumonia informal to make yourself ill by getting too cold: She'll catch pneumonia going out without a coat in this weather!
Translations of “pneumonia”
in Korean 폐렴…
in Arabic التِهاب رِئوي…
in French pneumonie…
in Turkish zatürre, akciğer iltihabı…
in Italian polmonite…
in Chinese (Traditional) 肺炎…
in Russian пневмония, воспаление легких…
in Polish zapalenie płuc…
in Spanish pulmonía, neumonía…
in Portuguese pneumonia…
in German die Lungenentzündung…
in Catalan pneumònia, pulmonia…
in Japanese 肺炎…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肺炎…
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