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Definition of diabetes noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

diabetes

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈbit̮iz//
 
, NAmE//ˌdaɪəˈbit̮əs//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a medical condition that makes the patient produce a lot of urine and feel very thirsty. There are several types of diabetes.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: diabetes