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measles

mea·sles

measles

pronunciation:
mi zlz
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (used with a sing. or pl. verb) a very contagious but short-lived disease, usu. affecting children, that is caused by a virus and accompanied by fever and an eruption of red spots on the skin.
definition 2: any of several similar but milder diseases, such as German measles.
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