blood poisoning
noun Date: 1863 septicemia

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  • Blood poisoning — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blood poisoning — blood .poisoning n [U] a serious illness in which an infection spreads through your blood …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blood poisoning — blood ,poisoning noun uncount a serious illness caused by an infection in your blood …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blood poisoning — ► NOUN ▪ a diseased state due to the presence of micro organisms or their toxins in the blood …   English terms dictionary

  • blood poisoning — n. nontechnical term for SEPTICEMIA …   English World dictionary

  • Blood poisoning — The medical term is septicemia. No matter which of these two terms blood poisoning or septicemia you prefer, what is meant is the same thing, namely a general (systemic) disease that is due to the presence and the persistence of germs (pathogenic …   Medical dictionary

  • blood poisoning — noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection • Syn: ↑septicemia, ↑septicaemia • Derivationally related forms: ↑septicemic (for: ↑septicemia) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • blood poisoning — N UNCOUNT Blood poisoning is a serious illness resulting from an infection in your blood …   English dictionary

  • blood poisoning — blood′ poi soning n. pat invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • blood poisoning — Pathol. invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • blood poisoning — diseases in which the blood contains infectious microorganisms …   English contemporary dictionary

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