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symptom

symp·tom

symptom

 
 
pronunciation:
sImp tm
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an indication or sign of something.
His behavior shows the symptoms of loss.
synonyms:
indication, indicator, mark, sign
definition 2: an abnormal phenomenon caused by and indicating a disease or disorder.
Fever is a symptom of many types of infections.
synonyms:
indication, warning
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derivation: symptomless (adj.)
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