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killed

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adjective \ˈkild\

Definition of killed

  1. :  being or containing a virus that has been inactivated (as by chemicals) so that it is no longer infectious <killed vaccines>



1919

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1919


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killed

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adjective \ˈkild\

Medical Definition of killed

  1. :  being or containing a virus that has been inactivated (as by chemicals) so that it is no longer infectious <killed vaccines>




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