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Translation of enfermar in English:

intransitive verb

  • to fall ill
    get ill
    get sick (US)
    enfermó a los pocos meses de casarse
    a few months after his wedding he fell ill
    si sigue comiendo así va a enfermar
    if he carries on eating like that he's going to make himself ill or to get ill

transitive verb

  • [colloquial]
    to drive … mad [colloquial]
    la burocracia de este país me enferma
    the bureaucracy in this country really gets me or bugs me or drives me mad

also: enfermarse pronominal verb

  • 1 (Latin America) (caer enfermo)
    to fall ill
    get ill
    get sick (US)
    se enfermó del estómago
    she developed stomach trouble
  • 2 (Southern Cone) [euphemistic] (menstruar)
    to get one's period
Example sentences
  • Solo paramos un tiempo, a raíz de que mis padres se llegan a enfermar.
  • Mi padre enfermó de depresión por lo de la casa.
  • El poder les enferma o son enfermos de poder.
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