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 Dictionary entry overview: What does influenza mean? 

  The noun INFLUENZA has 1 sense:

1. an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

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

 Dictionary entry details 


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An acute febrile highly contagious viral disease

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs


flu; grippe; influenza

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

contagion; contagious disease (any disease easily transmitted by contact)

respiratory disease; respiratory disorder; respiratory illness (a disease affecting the respiratory system)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "influenza"):

Asian influenza; Asiatic flu (influenza caused by the Asian virus that was first isolated in 1957)

swine flu; swine influenza (an acute and highly contagious respiratory disease of swine caused by the orthomyxovirus thought to be the same virus that caused the 1918 influenza pandemic)

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