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How to Pronounce stroke?

Correct pronunciation for the word "stroke" is [stɹˈə͡ʊk], [stɹˈə‍ʊk], [s_t_ɹ_ˈəʊ_k].

"Stroke" in context

A stroke is a medical condition characterized by an interruption of either blood supply or oxygen to the brain, resulting in brain injury. Strokes can cause a variety of physical, cognitive, and emotional problems depending on the type and severity. The most common type of stroke is an ischemic stroke, which occurs when a blockage in a brain artery keeps blood from reaching the brain tissue. Other types of stroke can include transient ischemic attack, hemorrhagic stroke, and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.

No matter what type of stroke, there are signs and symptoms to look for that may indicate a stroke.

What are similar-sounding words for stroke?

Usage over time for stroke:

This graph shows how "stroke" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.


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