flu

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flu

  1. 1 :  influenza

  2. 2 :  any of several virus diseases marked especially by respiratory or intestinal symptoms

flu–like

play \ˈflü-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of flu in a sentence

  1. He came down with a bad bout of the flu.

Origin and Etymology of flu

by shortening


First Known Use: 1839



FLU Defined for English Language Learners

flu

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flu for English Language Learners

  • : a common disease that is caused by a virus and that causes fever, weakness, body aches, and breathing problems


FLU Defined for Kids

flu

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noun \ˈflü\

Definition of flu for Students

  1. 1 :  influenza

  2. 2 :  any of several virus diseases something like a cold


Medical Dictionary

flu

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noun \ˈflü\

Medical Definition of flu

  1. 1:  influenza

  2. 2:  any of several chiefly viral illnesses marked especially by respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms—see intestinal flu

flu–like

\-ˌlīk\play also

flulike

adjective <flu-like symptoms>


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