Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “polio”

See all translations

polio

noun [U] uk   /ˈpəʊ.li.əʊ/ us    /ˈpoʊ.li.oʊ/ ( specialized poliomyelitis )
a serious infectious disease that can cause permanent paralysis (= being unable to move the body): a polio vaccination programme Now 95% of babies are immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella.
Translations of “polio”
in Spanish polio…
in French polio…
in German spirale Kinderlähmung…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脊髓灰質炎,小兒麻痹症…
in Russian полиомиелит…
in Turkish çocuk felci, kas hastalığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 脊髓灰质炎,小儿麻痹症…
in Polish polio, choroba Heinego-Medina…
(Definition of polio from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of polio?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “polio” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More