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Definition of Tourette's syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Tourette's syndrome

NAmE//tʊˈrɛts ˌsɪndroʊm//
[uncountable] (medical)
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a disorder of the nerves in which a person makes a lot of small movements and sounds that they cannot control, including using swear words
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Tourette's syndrome