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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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symptomaticsymp‧to‧mat‧ic /ˌsɪmptəˈmætɪk◂/ adjective  1 formalSHOW/BE A SIGN OF if a situation or type of behaviour is symptomatic of something, it shows that a serious problem existssymptomatic of The rise in unemployment is symptomatic of a general decline in the economy.2 medicalMI showing that someone has a particular illnesssymptomatically /-kli/ adverb
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symptomaticHis presence among them was highly symptomatic.An idiopathic defect of magnesium absorption has been reported as a rare cause of symptomatic hypomagnesemia in infants.Anthropology has always provided the clearest symptomatic instance, as was foreseen by Rousseau from the outset.That is symptomatic of our failure sometimes to move on.This, they felt, was symptomatic of the paper's commendable interest in and support of, the arts.Deskilling is symptomatic of the way in which a worker's labour is taken possession of by the capitalist.
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