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migraine

noun [C] uk   /ˈmiː.ɡreɪn/ /ˈmaɪ-/ us    /ˈmaɪ-/
severe continuous pain in the head, often with vomiting and difficulty in seeing: Do you suffer from migraines? Considering the amount of stress she's under, it's not surprising she keeps getting migraines. a migraine headache
Translations of “migraine”
in Korean 편두통…
in Arabic صُداع نِصفي…
in French migraine…
in Turkish migren…
in Italian emicrania…
in Chinese (Traditional) 偏頭痛…
in Russian мигрень…
in Polish migrena…
in Spanish migraña…
in Portuguese enxaqueca…
in German die Migräne…
in Catalan migranya…
in Japanese 偏頭痛…
in Chinese (Simplified) 偏头痛…
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