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flu

influenza; an acute, commonly epidemic disease characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration: The child has the flu.
Not to be confused with:
flew – past tense of fly: The birds flew south for the winter.
flue – conduit for smoke, as in a fireplace: Be sure to open the flue before lighting the fire.
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

flu

 (flo͞o)
n.
1. Influenza.
2. Any of several infections that affect the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract and are caused by viruses other than the influenza virus.

[Short for influenza.]
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flu

(fluː)
n
1. (Pathology) the flu short for influenza
2. (Pathology) any of various viral infections, esp a respiratory or intestinal infection
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flu

(flu)

n.
1. influenza.
2. a specific variety of influenza, usu. named for its point of dissemination or its animal vector.
[1830–40]
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flu

(flo͞o)
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flu,

'flu

(fluː)
short for influenza.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral diseaseflu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
Asian influenza, Asiatic flu - influenza caused by the Asian virus that was first isolated in 1957
swine flu, swine influenza - an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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Translations
إنفلونزاالإنْفلوانزا
chřipka
influenza
flunssainfluenssa
gripa
influenza
インフルエンザウイルス性の風邪流行性感冒風邪
독감
chrípka
gripa
influensa
ไข้หวัดใหญ่
bệnh cúm

flu

[fluː]
A. Ngripe f, gripa f (Col, Mex)
I've got flutengo gripe
to get or catch fluagarrar la gripe, agriparse (LAm)
B. CPD flu jab Nvacuna f contra la gripe
flu vaccine Nvacuna f antigripal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

flu

[ˈfluː] ngrippe f
She's got flu → Elle a la grippe.flu bug nvirus m de la grippe
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flu

, ’flu
nGrippe f; to get or catch/have (the) flu(die or eine) Grippe bekommen/haben
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flu

[fluː] n (fam) → influenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

flu

الإنْفلوانزا chřipka influenza Grippe γρίπη gripe flunssa grippe gripa influenza インフルエンザ 독감 griep influensa grypa gripe грипп influensa ไข้หวัดใหญ่ grip bệnh cúm 流感
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flu

n influenza (form), gripe f; Asian — gripe asiática; bird — influenza or gripe aviar; seasonal — influenza or gripe estacional; stomach — (fam) gastroenteritis f, gripe estomacal (fam); swine — influenza or gripe porcina
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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