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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Blood poisoning caused by bacterial substances in the blood; An abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine.

Usage examples (18)
  • Autopsies of the dead animals suggest fluorine poisoning or pregnancy toxaemia as the cause of death.
  • He died on January 29th of a phlegmon of the pharynx that had turned into an abscess and led to toxaemia.
  • "Oh, I'd guess you'll be treating haemorrhage, toxaemia, ulceration, pneumonia ... maybe even encephalitis."
  • He was demobbed in February of 1919, and five months later he spent seven weeks in hospital, with a diagnosis of severe alcoholic toxaemia. for more
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