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SWINE FLU

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swine flu mean? 

SWINE FLU (noun)
  The noun SWINE FLU has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: SWINE FLU used as a noun is very rare.


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SWINE FLU (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

swine flu; swine influenza

Hypernyms ("swine flu" is a kind of...):

flu; grippe; influenza (an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease)


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