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thalidomidenoun [U]

uk   /θəˈlɪd.ə.maɪd/  us   /θəˈlɪd.ə.maɪd/
a ​drug that was ​once used to ​helppeoplerelax or ​sleep. It was ​found to ​causedamage to ​babies inside the womb, ​especially by ​stopping the ​development of ​theirarms and ​legs, when it was taken by ​theirmothers.
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