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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds.

Usage examples (37)
  • Tetanus: Also known as lockjaw; causes painful muscle spasms, breathing failure, death
  • KING: Is this commonly called lockjaw?
  • She had a kind of lockjaw of grief such as children suffer and suffer for.
  • Tetanus, also known as "lockjaw;" Diphtheria, an upper respiratory disease; and Pertussis, also known as "whooping cough." for more
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