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

 

silicosis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɪlɪˈkəʊsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪlɪˈkoʊsɪs//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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a serious lung disease caused by breathing in dust containing silica
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: silicosis