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To have or develop an illness or symptom

suffer

verb

to have a particular illness or physical problem

get

verb

to start to have an illness or medical condition

contract

verb

to become infected with a disease

come down with

to become sick with a particular disease, usually one that is not serious

develop

verb

to begin to be affected by a disease or medical condition

catch

verb

to get a disease or illness

have

verb

to suffer from an illness, disease, injury, or pain

afflict

verb

if you are afflicted by an illness or serious problem, you suffer from it

go down with

to become sick with a particular illness

invade

verb

to spread to a part of the body and cause damage there

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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