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AIDS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does AIDS mean? 

AIDS (noun)
  The noun AIDS has 1 sense:

1. a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

  Familiarity information: AIDS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


AIDS (noun)


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Meaning:

A serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

acquired immune deficiency syndrome; AIDS

Hypernyms ("AIDS" is a kind of...):

immunodeficiency (immunological disorder in which some part of the body's immune system is inadequate and resistance to infectious diseases is reduced)

infectious disease (a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact)


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