a paper money and monetary unit of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, equal to 100 makuta.
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How to use zaire in a sentence
When infected with zaire ebolavirus, people can experience high fevers, severe bleeding, and organ failure, which is fatal in half of cases.The top 10 health and medicine breakthroughs of 2021 | Claire Maldarelli and Rebecca Sohn | December 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
I was born in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, then zaire, in 1994.
De Merode came to the Democratic Republic of the Congo when it was still zaire.A Belgian Prince, Gorillas, Guerrillas & the Future of the Congo | Nina Strochlic | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In all, the 1976 outbreak saw 318 cases in zaire, 280 of which ended in death.
To break up the trip to zaire, the two stopped in Geneva to meet with leaders at the World Health Organization.
Bill Close, as his friends called him, was the personal physician to President Mobutu Sese Seko of zaire.
It was here, a small village in the Mongala District of northern zaire, where it all began.
Close to the gangway of the zaire she persuaded one of her Houssa guard to release his hold.
The rest of the journey was uneventful until the zaire had reached the northernmost limits of the Residency reserve.
The zaire was hugging the western bank so closely that a bold and agile person might have stepped ashore.
Bosambo came—by the river route—as Sanders was leaving the zaire to attend the momentous council.
Sanders was not "in residence," being, in fact, inspecting some recent—and native—repairs to the boilers of the zaire.
British Dictionary definitions for Zaïre
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Cultural definitions for Zaire
See Democratic Republic of Congo.
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