(to) contract

French translation: Contracter

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12:54 Apr 6, 2020
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COVID-19 - Medical - Medical (general)
Additional field(s): Medical (general), Journalism
English term or phrase: (to) contract
Definition from Collins Online Dictionary:
If you contract a serious illness, you become ill with it.

Example sentence(s):
  • Anyone of any age can contract pneumonia, but it tends to be common in children aged four years and under, and in the elderly. Better Health Channel
  • However, the briefing makes clear that four in five of the population “are expected” to contract the virus. The Guardian
  • Data shows thousands could contract virus in Memphis area without social distancing Memphis News & Weather
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French translation:Contracter
Être atteint d'une maladie, l'attraper : Contracter la grippe.
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Definition from Larousse:
Être atteint d'une maladie, l'attraper : Contracter la grippe.

Example sentence(s):
  • Si vous ne présentez pas de symptômes, n'avez pas été au contact d'un malade, ne revenez pas d’une zone à risque et ne faites pas partie des personnes “fragiles” (personnes âgées ou souffrant de maladies graves/pathologies chroniques), susceptibles de contracter le virus, il n'est pas nécessaire de porter un masque à domicile. - Santé magazine  
  • On peut alors contracter la COVID-19 si on touche ces objets ou ces surfaces et si on se touche ensuite les yeux, le nez ou la bouche. - OMS  
  • Pourquoi certaines personnes sont plus susceptibles de contracter le coronavirus - National Geographic  
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