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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute and highly contagious viral disease marked by distinct red spots followed by a rash.

Usage examples (36)
  • The next epidemic of German measles is expected in 1970 or 1971.
  • Fever is sometimes absent in German measles; usually it ranges about 100° F., rarely over 102° F.
  • The Charleston Courier says that the measles is sweeping through the army, and that over 3000 are ill.
  • After all, measles is estimated to have wiped out more than half the Native American population, and was documented in decimating the Hawaiian population. for more
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