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A medical condition of unknown cause, with fever, aching, and prolonged tiredness and depression, typically occurring after a viral infection.Also called chronic fatigue syndrome
- ‘I also take Evening Primose oil which I read is supposed to help people with ME.’
- ‘ME can affect any age group, including school children and the elderly, but most commonly it affect young adults.’
- ‘I have ME so I get really tired.’
- ‘I found the coaching tiring in the early stages as I suffer from ME.’
- ‘Many doctors treating ME patients now favour the holistic approach.’
- ‘I was diagnosed with ME in 1998.’
- ‘Gary has suffered from ME for 22 years.’
- ‘My 15-year-old daughter has had ME for over two years and has been so unwell she has been unable to attend school for many months.’
- ‘Kirsty, whose ambition is to become a teacher, said that she thought being diagnosed with ME would put her education on hold.’
- ‘In 1996, she developed ME, which not only made her extremely tired but meant she suffered from muscle pain, nausea and lack of concentration.’
1980s: short for myalgic encephalomyelitis or myalgic encephalopathy.
1Maine (in official postal use)
2US Medical examiner.
1Used by a speaker to refer to himself or herself as the object of a verb or preposition.‘do you understand me?’Compare with I‘wait for me!’in secret, secretly, in private, privately, in confidence, confidentially, behind closed doors, surreptitiously, discreetly, furtively, clandestinely, on the quiet, on the sly, unofficially, off the record, between ourselvesView synonyms
- 1.1Used after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as”‘hi, it's me’‘you have more than me’
- 1.2North American informal To or for myself.‘I've got me a job’
- 1.1Used after the verb “to be” and after “than” or “as”
2informal Used in exclamations.‘dear me!’informal ‘silly me!’
1 Traditional grammar teaches that it is correct to say between you and me and incorrect to say between you and I. For details, see between. 2 Which of the following is correct: you have more than me, or you have more than I? See personal pronoun
Old English mē, accusative and dative of I, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch mij, German mir (dative), from an Indo-European root shared by Latin me, Greek (e)me, and Sanskrit mā.
2Maître (title of a French advocate)
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