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Related to opportunistic: Opportunistic disease
Taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit.
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1. of or characterized by opportunism
2. (Medicine) med (of an infection) caused by any microorganism that is harmless to a healthy person but debilitates a person whose immune system has been weakened by disease or drug treatment
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op•por•tun•is•tic(ˌɒp ər tuˈnɪs tɪk, -tyu-)
1. adhering to a policy of opportunism; practicing opportunism.
a. (of a microorganism) causing disease only under certain conditions, as when a person's immune system is impaired.
b. (of a disease or infection) caused by such an organism, as pneumocystis pneumonia in a person with AIDS.
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|Adj.||1.||opportunistic - taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit|
expedient - serving to promote your interest; "was merciful only when mercy was expedient"
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opportunistic[ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk] ADJ → oportunista
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
opportunistic[ˌɒpərtjuːˈnɪstɪk] adj → opportuniste
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opportunistic[ˌɒpətjʊˈnɪstɪk] adj (frm) → opportunistico/a
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