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tropical

adjective uk   /ˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/ us    /ˈtrɑː.pɪ-/
B2 geography, environment from or relating to the area between the two tropics: tropical fish a tropical island/region/climate Leprosy is one of the few tropical diseases which could be eradicated early in the 21st century. She specializes in tropical medicine (= the treatment of diseases from the tropical areas of the world). The Amazon river basin contains the world's largest tropical rainforest. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm when its speed dropped to 70mph.
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Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation
informal geography, environment extremely hot and feeling wet: The weather was positively tropical last summer.Sultriness and humidityHot and heat
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