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Meaning of “flu” in the English Dictionary

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flunoun [U]

uk   us   /fluː/ (formal influenza)
B1 a ​commoninfectiousillness that ​causesfever and headache: a flu ​virus to ​catch/get/have (the) flu

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

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flunoun [U]

 us   /flu/
(esp. fml influenza,  /ˌɪn·fluˈen·zə/ ) an ​infectiousillness like a very ​badcold that also ​causes a ​fever: Robby has a ​badcase of the flu.
(Definition of flu from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flu”
in Korean 독감…
in Arabic أنْفِلْوَنْزا…
in Malaysian selesema…
in Russian грипп…
in Chinese (Traditional) 流行性感冒,流感…
in Italian influenza…
in Turkish grip…
in Polish grypa…
in Vietnamese cúm…
in Portuguese gripe…
in Thai ไข้หวัดใหญ่…
in Catalan grip…
in Japanese インフルエンザ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 流行性感冒,流感…
in Indonesian flu…
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