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English definition of “stroke”

stroke

noun [C] (ILLNESS)    /strəʊk/ US  /stroʊk/
B2 a sudden change in the blood supply to a part of the brain , sometimes causing a loss of the ability to move particular parts of the body : She suffered /had a stroke that left her unable to speak .Disorders and diseases of the heart and blood
(Definition of stroke noun (ILLNESS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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