Definition of symptomatic adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

symptomatic

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌsɪmptəˈmæt̮ɪk//
 
 
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being a sign of an illness or a problem a symptomatic infection symptomatic of something These disagreements are symptomatic of the tensions within the administration.
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