Meaning of “encephalitis” in the English Dictionary

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"encephalitis" in British English

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encephalitisnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌen.kef.əˈlaɪ.tɪs/ us /enˌsef.əˈlaɪ.t̬əs/ specialized

a serious illness caused by an infection that makes the brain swell

(Definition of “encephalitis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)