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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea.

Usage examples (32)
  • Her disease was the malignant dysentery, which is peculiar to the climate.
  • Hive bees are likewise fairly free from parasites, unless, indeed, their so-called dysentery is caused by some minute microbe.
  • Saaaaaaaaay … seeing as you’re dissenting in your commentary … perhaps you should just merge the two … we’ll call it dysentery
  • Food and water-borne diseases such as dysentery, typhoid and cholera. for more
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  • They had to "disinter" (to remove a body from a grave) the body to determine whether the cause of death was "dysentery" (a serious disease of the lower intestine) or cancer.
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