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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.
Translations of “dysentery”
in Vietnamese bệnh lỵ…
in Spanish disentería…
in Thai โรคบิด…
in Malaysian cirit-birit…
in French dysenterie…
in German der Durchfall (Dysenterie)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 痢疾…
in Indonesian disentri…
in Russian дизентерия…
in Turkish dizanteri, kanlı ishal…
in Chinese (Simplified) 痢疾…
in Polish czerwonka…
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