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tropical

adjective uk   /ˈtrɒp.ɪ.kəl/ us    /ˈtrɑː.pɪ-/
B2 geography, environment from or relating to the area between the two tropics: tropical fish a tropical island/region/climate Leprosy is one of the few tropical diseases which could be eradicated early in the 21st century. She specializes in tropical medicine (= the treatment of diseases from the tropical areas of the world). The Amazon river basin contains the world's largest tropical rainforest. The hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm when its speed dropped to 70mph.
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informal geography, environment extremely hot and feeling wet: The weather was positively tropical last summer.
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Translations of “tropical”
in Korean 열대지방의…
in Arabic اِسْتِوائي…
in Portuguese tropical…
in Catalan tropical…
in Japanese 熱帯地方の, 熱帯の…
in Italian tropicale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熱帶的, (天氣)濕熱的…
in Russian тропический…
in Turkish tropikal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 热带的, (天气)湿热的…
in Polish tropikalny…
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