dysentery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"dysentery" in British English

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dysenterynoun [U]

uk   /ˈdɪs.ən.tər.i/  us   /-ter-/
a ​disease of the ​bowels that ​causes the ​contents to be ​passed out of the ​body much more often and in a more ​liquidform than ​usual. It is ​caused by an ​infection that is ​spread by ​dirtywater or ​food.
(Definition of dysentery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"dysentery" in American English

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dysenterynoun [U]

 us   /ˈdɪs·ənˌter·i/
an ​infectiousdisease of the ​bowels that ​causes the ​contents to be ​excreted more often and in a more ​liquidform than ​usual
(Definition of dysentery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dysentery”
in Spanish disentería…
in Vietnamese bệnh lỵ…
in Malaysian cirit-birit…
in Thai โรคบิด…
in French dysenterie…
in German der Durchfall (Dysenterie)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 痢疾…
in Turkish dizanteri, kanlı ishal…
in Russian дизентерия…
in Indonesian disentri…
in Chinese (Traditional) 痢疾…
in Polish czerwonka…
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