Meaning of “sleep apnoea” in the English Dictionary

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"sleep apnoea" in British English

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sleep apnoeanoun [ U ]

UK specialized US sleep apnea uk /ˈsliːp ˌæp.ni.ə/ us /ˈsliːp ˌæp.ni.ə/

a medical condition in which someone stops breathing for a short time when sleeping

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