In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(atmósfera) stuffyabramos las ventanas, el aire está viciado — let's open the windows, it's very stuffy in here
- la atmósfera viciada de los vagones de fumadores — the stuffy / thick atmosphere in the smoking cars
2.1(estilo/dicción) marreden un lenguaje viciado de / por extranjerismos — in language marred / tainted by the use of foreign terms
- un pintor de estilo viciado — a painter whose style is marred by certain mannerisms
2.2(Spain)(persona) hooked informal
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