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distemper

dis·tem·per

distemper

pronunciation:
dIs tem pr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various infectious viral diseases affecting mammals, characterized by fever and by diarrhea, vomiting and loss of appetite in dogs and cats, and respiratory difficulties in horses.
definition 2: ill humor or irritability.
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  breathe, dog, respiration, virus