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AIDSnoun [U]

(also Aids) uk   us   /eɪdz/
abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: a ​seriousdiseasecaused by a ​virus that ​destroys the body's ​naturalprotection from ​infection: Don had full-blown AIDS for over a ​year before he ​died. peopleliving with AIDS
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(Definition of AIDS from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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AIDSnoun [U]

 us   /eɪdz/
abbreviation foracquiredimmunedeficiencysyndrome (= ​seriousdisease caused by a ​virus that ​destroys the body’s ​naturalprotection from ​infection and can ​result in ​death)
(Definition of AIDS from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “AIDS”
in Korean 에이즈…
in Arabic الإيدز, مرض نقص المناعة المكتسبة…
in Malaysian penyakit aids…
in French sida…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛滋病,獲得性免疫缺損綜合症…
in Italian Aids…
in Spanish sida…
in Vietnamese bệnh AIDS…
in Portuguese AIDS…
in Thai โรคเอดส์…
in German Aids…
in Catalan sida…
in Japanese エイズ, 後天性免疫不全症候群…
in Chinese (Simplified) 艾滋病,获得性免疫缺损综合症…
in Indonesian AIDS…
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