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dysentery

dys·en·ter·y

dysentery

 
pronunciation:
dI sn te ri
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an infectious disease of the lower bowel, causing pain, severe diarrhea, and passage of blood and mucus.
definition 2: (informal) frequent and watery bowel movements; diarrhea.
derivation: dysenteric (adj.)
Word Parts
The word dysentery contains the following part:
dys- Greek prefix that means bad, difficult, abnormal
synonyms:
mal, male
antonyms:
eu