malignant Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “malignant” in the English Dictionary

"malignant" in British English

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uk   us   /məˈlɪɡ.nənt/

malignant adjective (DISEASE)

A malignant ​disease or ​growth is ​likely to get ​worse and ​lead to ​death: The ​process by which malignant ​cancercellsmultiply isn't ​fullyunderstood. Is the ​tumour malignant or ​benign?

malignant adjective (EVIL)

formal having a ​strongwish to do ​harm: He ​developed a malignant ​hatred for the ​land of his ​birth.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of malignant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /məˈlɪɡ·nənt/ medical
(of a ​disease or ​tissuegrowing because of a ​disease) ​leading to ​death: The pathologist’s ​report said the ​tumor was malignant.
(Definition of malignant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “malignant”
in Arabic خَبيث (طبّي)…
in Korean 악성의…
in Portuguese maligno…
in Catalan maligne…
in Japanese 悪性の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疾病, (疾病或肿块)恶性的,致命的…
in Turkish habis, ölümcül, kötü…
in Russian злокачественный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疾病, (疾病或腫塊)惡性的,致命的…
in Italian maligno…
in Polish złośliwy…
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