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AIDS

noun [U] uk ( also Aids)   /eɪdz/ us  
abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: a serious disease caused by a virus that destroys the body's natural protection from infection: Don had full-blown AIDS for over a year before he died. people living with AIDS
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in Spanish sida…
in Korean 에이즈…
in Arabic الإيدز, مرض نقص المناعة المكتسبة…
in Portuguese AIDS…
in French sida…
in German Aids…
in Catalan sida…
in Japanese エイズ, 後天性免疫不全症候群…
in Italian Aids…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愛滋病,獲得性免疫缺損綜合症…
in Chinese (Simplified) 艾滋病,获得性免疫缺损综合症…
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