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symptomnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɪmp.təm/ us   /ˈsɪmp.təm/
B2 any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease: He's complaining of all the usual flu symptoms - a high temperature, headache, and so on. He's been HIV-positive for six years, but just recently he's started to develop the symptoms of AIDS.
C2 any single problem that is caused by and shows a more serious and general problem: It's her feeling that the recent outbreaks of violence are a symptom of the dissatisfaction that is currently affecting our society.

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symptomnoun [C]

us   /ˈsɪmp·təm/
any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a disease: Muscle aches and fever are symptoms of the flu.
A symptom is also a situation or problem that seems to represent a more serious and general problem: This endless debate is a symptom of our lack of confidence.
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Translations of “symptom”
in Korean 증상…
in Arabic عَرَض…
in Malaysian tanda…
in French symptôme…
in Russian симптом, проявление…
in Chinese (Traditional) (疾病的)癥狀, 徵兆,徵候…
in Italian sintomo…
in Turkish hastalık belirtisi, işaret, semptom…
in Polish objaw, symptom, przejaw…
in Spanish síntoma…
in Vietnamese triệu chứng, dấu hiệu tồn tại của cái gì…
in Portuguese sintoma…
in Thai อาการ…
in German das Symptom…
in Catalan símptoma…
in Japanese 症状, 病状…
in Chinese (Simplified) (疾病的)症状, 征兆,征候…
in Indonesian gejala…
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