Fuzziness and Levenstein distance

Hi guys,
I have a multi_match query with "fuzziness" : 2. When I search for "mexico" I get results with "medical" which have Levenstein distance 3 to "mexico".
Could somebody explain it to me?

Which version of Elasticsearch are you using?

What is the mapping of the field you are querying? Are you by any chance querying any field that has an analyzer that uses a stemmer of some kind?

What does the query look like?

Can you share a document that incorrectly matches?

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Thanks for your answer. I use ES8 and you are right I use 'english stemmer' and 'english possesive stemmer'. Now I understand the search result. Thanks again.

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