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dysentery

noun [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 liquid form than usual. It is caused by an infection that is spread by dirty water or food.Digestive disorders
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