(of a disease or other medical condition) presenting no symptoms or evidence of illness or abnormality: Not only is hypertension one of the most serious chronic conditions, it is also classically asymptomatic.
(of a person with a disease or other medical condition) experiencing no symptoms or evidence of illness or abnormality: Asymptomatic parents are understandably distressed to learn they may have passed a debilitating affliction on to their children.
- a·symp·to·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use asymptomatic in a sentence
With this test, called RT-LAMP, you can simply spit into a tube and get results within 45 minutes, an easy way to identify asymptomatic individuals.Even the most cautious schools are seeing outbreaks | Sy Mukherjee | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
Fortunately, most people are either asymptomatic or have relatively mild symptoms.Federal Jail Downtown Now Has One of the Country’s Worst COVID Outbreaks | Maya Srikrishnan | September 10, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Many of the new patients are younger and healthier, testing has expanded vastly—turning up asymptomatic infections that previously went undetected—and treatment has improved.Europe overtakes U.S. as COVID-19 hotspot as infections surge | kdunn6 | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
It is now back to thousands of new cases being added to the statistics each day, and that’s without the testing of asymptomatic people.As the U.K.’s coronavirus testing system struggles, the health secretary blames too many ‘inappropriate’ tests | David Meyer | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
Hung said that at least 1 million people would need to be tested before experts could estimate the number of asymptomatic cases in Hong Kong.Hong Kong’s citywide COVID-19 testing has become a barometer of public trust | eamonbarrett | September 9, 2020 | Fortune
British Dictionary definitions for asymptomatic
(of a disease or suspected disease) without symptoms; providing no subjective evidence of existence
- asymptomatically, adverb
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