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Record 1 2005-02-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • General Scientific and Technical Vocabulary
  • Human Diseases - Various
DEF

To have (something) unfold or differentiate within one - used esp. of diseases and abnormalities.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Vocabulaire technique et scientifique général
  • Maladies humaines diverses
DEF

Attraper une maladie, être victime d'une infection.

CONT

Marcel a contracté une rougeole infectieuse.

OBS

"Développer une maladie", en dépit de la fréquence de cet emploi, est encore une expression considérée comme anglicisme. Les dictionnaires acceptent toutefois DÉVELOPPER UN COMPLEXE, pour ACQUÉRIR, MANIFESTER.

OBS

Il est correct de dire qu'une maladie SE DÉVELOPPE.

Spanish

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