catarrh


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ca·tarrh

 (kə-tär′)
n.
Copious discharge of mucus associated with inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the nose and throat.

[Middle English catarre, from Old French catarrhe, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrous, from katarrein, to flow down : kata-, cata- + rhein, to flow; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·tarrh′al, ca·tarrh′ous adj.
ca·tarrh′al·ly adv.

catarrh

(kəˈtɑː)
n
1. (Medicine) inflammation of a mucous membrane with increased production of mucus, esp affecting the nose and throat in the common cold
2. (Medicine) the mucus so formed
[C16: via French from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrous, from katarrhein to flow down, from kata- down + rhein to flow]
caˈtarrhal, caˈtarrhous adj

ca•tarrh

(kəˈtɑr)

n.
inflammation of a mucous membrane, esp. of the respiratory tract, causing excessive secretions.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin catarrhus < Greek katárrous literally, down-flowing]
ca•tarrh′al, ca•tarrh′ous, adj.
ca•tarrh′al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catarrh - inflammation of the nose and throat with increased production of mucus
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations
katar
katarslimhindebetændelse
nuha
hunjavica
hurut
slímhúîaròroti
カタル
카타르
kataras
katars
katar
katarr
โรคหวัดที่มีน้ำมูกไหลออกมา
chứng chảy, viêm chảy

catarrh

[kəˈtɑːʳ] Ncatarro m

catarrh

[kəˈtɑːr] ncatarrhe m

catarrh

nKatarr(h) m

catarrh

[kəˈtɑːʳ] ncatarro

catarrh

(kəˈtaː) noun
inflammation of the lining of the nose and throat causing a discharge of thick fluid.

catarrh

اِلْتِهَابُ القَنَاةِ التَنَفُّسِيَّة katar katar Katarrh συνάχι catarro, resfriado nuha catarrhe hunjavica catarro カタル 카타르 slijmvliesontsteking katarr katar catarro катар katarr โรคหวัดที่มีน้ำมูกไหลออกมา akıntı chứng chảy, viêm chảy 粘膜炎

ca·tarrh

n. catarro, resfriado, constipado.
References in classic literature ?
The minister might stand there, if it so pleased him, until morning should redden in the east, without other risk than that the dank and chill night air would creep into his frame, and stiffen his joints with rheumatism, and clog his throat with catarrh and cough; thereby defrauding the expectant audience of to-morrow's prayer and sermon.
He may have fallen from his horse, he may have cut a caper from the deck; he may have traveled so fast against the wind as to have brought on a violent catarrh.
The urchins peeped at him through the cracks in the walls and threw stones that fell on his miserable bed, where he lay gasping with catarrh, with long hair, inflamed eyelids, and a tumour as big as his head on one arm.
his cue for the big speech in Act III His mind no longer dwelt on the fact that Arthur Mifflin, an estimable person in private life, and one who had been a friend of his at Cambridge, preferred to deliver the impassioned lines of the great renunciation scene in a manner suggesting a small boy (and a sufferer from nasal catarrh at that) speaking a piece at a Sunday-school treat.
Finally the gorgeous jewel of the order, gleaming upon the breast of every member, suggested "your Badgesty," which was adopted, and the order became popularly known as the Kings of Catarrh.
how short-sighted you all are to be discussing education and plans for the future, when this unhappy child is so plainly marked for the tomb," sighed Aunt Myra, with a lugubrious sniff and a solemn wag of the funereal bonnet, which she refused to remove, being afflicted with a chronic catarrh.
From any point of the high ridge of land northward, it might have been discerned that the loftiest buildings made an occasional struggle to get their heads above the foggy sea, and especially that the great dome of Saint Paul's seemed to die hard; but this was not perceivable in the streets at their feet, where the whole metropolis was a heap of vapour charged with muffled sound of wheels, and enfolding a gigantic catarrh.
One complained of a bad cold in his head, upon which Jonah mixed him a pitch-like potion of gin and molasses, which he swore was a sovereign cure for all colds and catarrhs whatsoever, never mind of how long standing, or whether caught off the coast of Labrador, or on the weather side of an ice-island.
Immediately a place Before his eyes appeard, sad, noysom, dark, A Lazar-house it seemd, wherein were laid Numbers of all diseas'd, all maladies Of gastly Spasm, or racking torture, qualmes Of heart-sick Agonie, all feavorous kinds, Convulsions, Epilepsies, fierce Catarrhs, Intestin Stone and Ulcer, Colic pangs, Dropsies, and Asthma's, and Joint-racking Rheums.
Hard students are commonly troubled with gowts, catarrhs,
English sunshine is dubious; bonnets are never quite secure; and if you sit down on the grass, it may lead to catarrhs.
Instead, out they roll - with all the la-la-las, humming, forgotten verses, the pitch a little flat, the melody meandering, high notes scraped with the zest of a crow with catarrh.