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Covid-19: Merriam-Webster adds new words amidst pandemic

May 02, 2020 11:30 IST

Merriam-Webster has added over 500 new words to its digital dictionary of which a host of them are related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Words that most of us hadn't encountered till just a few weeks ago, have made it to the dictionary! From physical distancing to the abbreviation 'WFH' that stands for work from home, epidemic curve and herd immunity, the new additions aim to better inform daily dialogue during the ongoing global health crisis.