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“food poisoning” in British English

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food poisoningnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfuːd ˌpɔɪ.zən.ɪŋ/ us /ˈfuːd ˌpɔɪ.zən.ɪŋ/

Examples from literature

  • Some of the worst types of food poisoning are caused by Escherichia coli (commonly called E. coli) and Salmonella. 
  • That’s why an outbreak of food poisoning can spread so fast. 

(Definition of “food poisoning” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“food poisoning” in American English

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food poisoningnoun [ U ]

us /ˈfud ˌpɔɪ·zə·nɪŋ/

an illness caused by eating food that contains harmful bacteria

(Definition of “food poisoning” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)