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sleeping sickness

noun [U] uk   us  
an African disease that causes fever, severe loss of energy, weight loss, and sometimes death
Translations of “sleeping sickness”
in Chinese (Traditional) 昏睡病(非洲的一種疾病)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昏热病(非洲的一种疾病)…
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