cholera


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chol·er·a

 (kŏl′ər-ə)
n.
1. An acute infectious disease of the small intestine, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, muscle cramps, severe dehydration, and depletion of electrolytes. Also called Asiatic cholera.
2. Either of two unrelated diseases of domestic animals, fowl cholera or classical swine fever (hog cholera), that are often marked by severe diarrhea.

[Latin, cholera, jaundice; see choler.]

chol′e·ra′ic (-ə-rā′ĭk) adj.
chol′e·roid′ (-ə-roid′) adj.

cholera

(ˈkɒlərə)
n
(Pathology) an acute intestinal infection characterized by severe diarrhoea, cramp, etc: caused by ingestion of water or food contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio comma. Also called: Asiatic cholera, epidemic cholera or Indian cholera
[C14: from Latin, from Greek kholera jaundice, from kholē bile]
ˈcholeˌroid adj

chol•er•a

(ˈkɒl ər ə)

n.
a severe contagious infection of the small intestine characterized by profuse diarrhea and dehydration, caused by Vibrio cholerae bacteria, and commonly transmitted via contaminated drinking water.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek choléra name of several intestinal diseases]
chol•e•ra•ic (ˌkɒl əˈreɪ ɪk) adj.

chol·er·a

(kŏl′ər-ə)
An infectious, sometimes fatal disease of the small intestine caused by a bacterium. It is contracted from contaminated water and food and causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, and dehydration.

cholera

A severe bacterial infection common in the tropics, transmitted in food or drink that has been contaminated with feces.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cholera - an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or foodcholera - an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
Translations
مَرَض الكوليرا
cholera
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kólera
コレラ
cholera
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cholera

[ˈkɒlərə] Ncólera m

cholera

[ˈkɒlərə] ncholéra m

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nCholera f

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[ˈkɒlərə] ncolera m

cholera

(ˈkolərə) noun
a highly infectious, often fatal disease occurring in hot countries.

chol·er·a

n. cólera, enfermedad infecciosa grave caracterizada por diarrea severa y vómitos;
___ fulminans___ fulminante.

cholera

n cólera m
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We have very many soldiers in camp near my village, and the cholera break out in that camp, and the men die like flies.
Hardly a week after his decease, one of the Cunard steamers brought intelligence of the death, by cholera, of Judge Pyncheon's son, just at the point of embarkation for his native land.
His pervading and continual hope -- a hallucination, which, in the face of all discouragement, and making light of impossibilities, haunts him while he lives, and, I fancy, like the convulsive throes of the cholera, torments him for a brief space after death -- is, that finally, and in no long time, by some happy coincidence of circumstances, he shall be restored to office.
I say this continual smoking must have been one cause, at least, of his peculiar disposition; for every one knows that this earthly air, whether ashore or afloat, is terribly infected with the nameless miseries of the numberless mortals who have died exhaling it; and as in time of the cholera, some people go about with a camphorated handkerchief to their mouths; so, likewise, against all mortal tribulations, Stubb's tobacco smoke might have operated as a sort of disinfecting agent.
Take him," says the governor --and by the Lord, Flask, if the devil didn't give John the Asiatic cholera before he got through with him, I'll eat this whale in one mouthful.
There was said to be two thousand dollars a week hush money from the tubercular steers alone; and as much again from the hogs which had died of cholera on the trains, and which you might see any day being loaded into boxcars and hauled away to a place called Globe, in Indiana, where they made a fancy grade of lard.
The cholera had broken out in its most fatal form and people were dying like flies.
Danglars by the unexpected appearance of the brigade of soldiers, and by the disclosure which had followed, the mansion was deserted with as much rapidity as if a case of plague or of cholera morbus had broken out among the guests.
We must remember, rather, with what awe we watched the gigantic footsteps of the Asiatic cholera, striding from shore to shore of the Atlantic, and marching like destiny upon cities far remote which flight had already half depopulated.
The wife died of cholera in Ferozepore, and O'Hara fell to drink and loafing up and down the line with the keen-eyed three-year-old baby.
DURING the dread reign of the Cholera in New York, I had accepted the invitation of a relative to spend a fortnight with him in the retirement of his cottage ornee on the banks of the Hudson.
We had left the cholera far behind us all the time.