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shingles

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
shinglesshin‧gles /ˈʃɪŋɡəlz/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MIa disease caused by an infection of the nerve endings, which produces painful red spotsGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?Shingles is followed by a singular verb: Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox.
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shinglesAt the last minute, Harriet had developed shingles.A few shingles were loosened enough by the wind to move and then bond down out of position once it warmed up.It had two intact stone chimneys, green shingles, a boarded-up door, window frames with no windows.What are the signs and symptoms of shingles?Venting the attic, and allowing the roof to breathe, often helps prevent asphalt roof shingles from curling.But he was unconcerned about the bite and thought the tingling pain was more indicative of a urine infection than shingles.Those shingles had to be removed and reinstalled correctly.
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