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symptomatic

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
symp‧to‧mat‧ic
1 formal if a situation or type of behaviour is symptomatic of something, it shows that a serious problem exists
symptomatic of
The rise in unemployment is symptomatic of a general decline in the economy.
2 medicalMI showing that someone has a particular illness
symptomatically adverb

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