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sclerosis

noun [U] uk   /skləˈrəʊ.sɪs/ us    /-ˈroʊ-/ specialized
a medical condition that causes body tissue or organs to become harder, especially the arteries (= thick tubes carrying blood from the heart)Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
sclerotic
adjective uk   /-ˈrɒt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈrɑː.t̬ɪk/ specialized
sclerotic arteriesfigurative disapproving The tax cuts are designed to bring growth to a sclerotic (= very slowly developing and not easily changed) economy.Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
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