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colic

noun [U] uk   /ˈkɒl.ɪk/ us    /ˈkɑː.lɪk/
a severe but not continuous pain in the bottom part of the stomach or bowels, especially of babies
colicky
adjective uk   /ˈkɒl.ɪ.ki/ us    /ˈkɑː.lɪ-/
a colicky baby
Translations of “colic”
in Spanish cólico…
in French colique(s)…
in German die Kolik…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指嬰兒的)腹絞痛,急性腹痛…
in Russian колика…
in Turkish karın ağrısı, kolik…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指婴儿的)腹绞痛,急性腹痛…
in Polish kolka…
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