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



BrE BrE//ˈsʌfərə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌfərər//
Being ill
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a person who suffers, especially somebody who is suffering from a disease cancer sufferers She received many letters of support from fellow sufferers. See related entries: Being illExtra examples The sessions will enable you to discuss problems with fellow asthma sufferers. The worst sufferers of the condition tend to live in highly polluted areas. a support group to help cancer sufferers sufferers of major depression Local services provide residential care for dementia sufferers. She helped a 10-year old cancer sufferer back to health by donating life-giving marrow. cancer/​AIDS/​leukaemia victims/​sufferers dementia/​asthma/​arthritis/​sclerosis sufferers
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