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measlesnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmiː.zl̩z/
(also the measles) an ​infectiousdisease that ​producessmall, ​redspots all over the ​body: The ​number of ​deaths from measles ​fell by 30 ​percent. One of the ​children got the measles.
(Definition of measles from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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measlesnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmi·zəlz/
an ​infectiousdisease, esp. of ​children, which ​producessmallredspots all over the ​body
(Definition of measles from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “measles”
in Korean 홍역…
in Arabic الحَصبة…
in Malaysian campak…
in French rougeole…
in Russian корь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 麻疹, 風疹…
in Italian morbillo…
in Turkish kızamık…
in Polish odra…
in Spanish sarampión…
in Vietnamese bệnh sởi…
in Portuguese sarampo…
in Thai โรคหัด…
in German die Masern (pl.)…
in Catalan xarampió…
in Japanese はしか…
in Chinese (Simplified) 麻疹, 风疹…
in Indonesian cacar air…
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