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heart attack

noun [C] uk   us  
B1 a serious medical condition in which the heart does not get enough blood, causing great pain and often leading to death: John had a heart attack three years ago.
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in Korean 심장 마비…
in Arabic أزمة قَلبِيّة, نوبة قَلبِيّة…
in Portuguese ataque cardíaco…
in Catalan atac de cor…
in Japanese 心臓発作, 心臓まひ…
in Italian infarto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 心臟病發作, 心肌梗塞…
in Russian инфаркт…
in Turkish kalp krizi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心脏病发作, 心肌梗死…
in Polish zawał (serca), atak serca…
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