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English definition of “symptomatic”

symptomatic

adjective uk   /ˌsɪmp.təˈmæt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈmæt̬-/
If something bad is symptomatic of something else, it is caused by the other thing and is proof that it exists: Jealousy within a relationship is usually symptomatic of low self-esteem in one of the partners.Typifying, illustrating and exemplifyingMeaning and significance
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