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insidious

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinsidiousin‧sid‧i‧ous /ɪnˈsɪdiəs/ adjective formal 🔊 🔊 BADan insidious change or problem spreads gradually without being noticed, and causes serious harm 🔊 an insidious trend towards censorship of the pressinsidiously adverbinsidiousness noun [uncountable]
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insidiousA more insidious form of water pollution is chemicals used on farms that get into the water supply.
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