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economy-class syndrome

Syllabification: e·con·o·my-class syn·drome

Definition of economy-class syndrome in English:

noun

Deep-vein thrombosis said to be caused by periods of prolonged immobility on long-haul flights.
Example sentences
  • I've heard deep vein thrombosis referred to as economy-class syndrome because of the cramped seating on airplanes.
  • By the way, on long flights, people can end up with economy-class syndrome even when traveling in expensive first-class seats.
  • The machine can also be placed under an office worker's desk and, when used for 20 minutes at a time, can help prevent cramps and deep vein thrombosis, also known as economy-class syndrome.

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