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diarrhoea

noun [U] uk UK (US diarrhea)   /ˌdaɪ.əˈriː.ə/ us  
C2 an illness in which the body's solid waste is more liquid than usual and comes out of the body more often: diarrhoea and sickness an attack of diarrhoeaDigestive disorders
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