Meaning of “AIDS” in the English Dictionary

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"AIDS" in British English

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AIDSnoun [ U ]

also Aids uk /eɪdz/ us /eɪdz/

abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: a serious disease caused by a virus that destroys the body's natural protection from infection:

Don had full-blown AIDS for over a year before he died.
people living with AIDS
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(Definition of “AIDS” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"AIDS" in American English

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AIDSnoun [ U ]

us /eɪdz/

abbreviation for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (= serious disease caused by a virus that destroys the body’s natural protection from infection and can result in death)

(Definition of “AIDS” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)