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food poisoningnoun [U]

 us   /ˈfud ˌpɔɪ·zə·nɪŋ/
an ​illness caused by ​eating food that ​containsharmfulbacteria
(Definition of food poisoning from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “food poisoning”
in Arabic تَسَمّم…
in Korean 식중독…
in Portuguese intoxicação alimentar…
in Catalan intoxicació alimentària…
in Japanese 食中毒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 食物中毒…
in Turkish gıda zehirlenmesi…
in Russian пищевое отравление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 食物中毒…
in Italian intossicazione alimentare…
in Polish zatrucie pokarmowe…
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