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English definition of “mumps”

mumps

noun [U]     /mʌmps/
an illness that children get which makes the throat and neck swell : to have mumpsFevers and infectious diseasesColds and flu
(Definition of mumps noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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