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DIARRHEA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does diarrhea mean? 

DIARRHEA (noun)
  The noun DIARRHEA has 1 sense:

1. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

  Familiarity information: DIARRHEA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIARRHEA (noun)


Sense 1diarrhea [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

diarrhea; diarrhoea; looseness; looseness of the bowels

Hypernyms ("diarrhea" is a kind of...):

symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "diarrhea"):

the shits; the trots (obscene terms for diarrhea)

Montezuma's revenge (diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America)

Holonyms ("diarrhea" is a part of...):

dysentery (an infection of the intestines marked by severe diarrhea)


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