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sufferer

noun [C] uk   /ˈsʌf.ər.ər/ us    /-ɚ.ɚ/
C2 a person who has or often gets a particular illness: Almost 50 percent of cancer sufferers are treated successfully. A new drug may give new hope to thousands of hay-fever sufferers.People who receive medical treatment
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