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flu

influenza; an acute, commonly epidemic disease characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration: The child has the flu.
Not to be confused with:
flew – past tense of fly: The birds flew south for the winter.
flue – conduit for smoke, as in a fireplace: Be sure to open the flue before lighting the fire.

flu

 (flo͞o)
n.
1. Influenza.
2. Any of several infections that affect the respiratory or gastrointestinal tract and are caused by viruses other than the influenza virus.

[Short for influenza.]

flu

(fluː)
n
1. (Pathology) the flu short for influenza
2. (Pathology) any of various viral infections, esp a respiratory or intestinal infection

flu

(flu)

n.
1. influenza.
2. a specific variety of influenza, usu. named for its point of dissemination or its animal vector.
[1830–40]

flu

(flo͞o)

flu,

'flu

(fluː)
short for influenza.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral diseaseflu - an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease
contagion, contagious disease - any disease easily transmitted by contact
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
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
Translations
إنفلونزاالإنْفلوانزا
chřipka
influenza
flunssainfluenssa
gripa
influenza
インフルエンザウイルス性の風邪流行性感冒風邪
독감
chrípka
gripa
influensa
ไข้หวัดใหญ่
bệnh cúm

flu

[fluː]
A. Ngripe f, gripa f (Col, Mex)
I've got flutengo gripe
to get or catch fluagarrar la gripe, agriparse (LAm)
B. CPD flu jab Nvacuna f contra la gripe
flu vaccine Nvacuna f antigripal

flu

[ˈfluː] ngrippe f
She's got flu → Elle a la grippe.flu bug nvirus m de la grippe

flu

, ’flu
nGrippe f; to get or catch/have (the) flu(die or eine) Grippe bekommen/haben

flu

[fluː] n (fam) → influenza

flu

الإنْفلوانزا chřipka influenza Grippe γρίπη gripe flunssa grippe gripa influenza インフルエンザ 독감 griep influensa grypa gripe грипп influensa ไข้หวัดใหญ่ grip bệnh cúm 流感

flu

n influenza (form), gripe f; Asian — gripe asiática; bird — influenza or gripe aviar; seasonal — influenza or gripe estacional; stomach — (fam) gastroenteritis f, gripe estomacal (fam); swine — influenza or gripe porcina
References in classic literature ?
At this stage of the process, some one of the party suggested feathers; but the suggestion was at once overruled by the dwarf, who soon convinced the eight, by ocular demonstration, that the hair of such a brute as the ourang-outang was much more efficiently represented by flu. A thick coating of the latter was accordingly plastered upon the coating of tar.
In the past, we've had the deadly Spanish flu, the panic-striking bird flu and the infamous swine flu.
SPANISH FLU In 1918 brave soldiers made their way home from the front following four years of deadly conflict in France, Flanders and beyond.
The flu vaccine must be taken two to three months before the onset of the flu season to get the most effective immunity.
In addition, flu vaccination lessens work absenteeism due to illness by 36 percent, decreases physicians' visit for upper respiratory illness by 34 percent to 44 percent, and reduces flu-like illnesses by 25 percent.
Flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by different strains of the influenza virus and can result in mild to severe illness.