Definition of AIDS noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(usually British English Aids) noun
BrE BrE//eɪdz//
; NAmE NAmE//eɪdz//
[uncountable] Ailments and diseases
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the abbreviation for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (an illness which attacks the body’s ability to resist infection and which usually causes death) AIDS research/education/victims He developed full-blown AIDS five years after contracting HIV. See related entries: Ailments and diseasesExtra examples Six cases of AIDS have been reported. a worldwide campaign to prevent the spread of AIDS people fighting AIDS
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: AIDS