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shin·gles

 (shĭng′gəlz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
An acute viral infection characterized by inflammation of the sensory ganglia of certain spinal or cranial nerves and the eruption of vesicles along the affected nerve path. It usually strikes only one side of the body and is often accompanied by severe neuralgia. Also called herpes zoster.

[Middle English, alteration (influenced by Old French cengles, pl. of cengle, shingles, and by Old French sengle, single, chingle, belt) of Medieval Latin cingulus (translation of Greek zōstēr, girdle, shingles, from the fact that the inflammation often extends around the middle of the body), variant of Latin cingulum, girdle, from cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.]

shingles

(ˈʃɪŋɡəlz)
n
(Pathology) (functioning as singular) an acute viral disease affecting the ganglia of certain nerves, characterized by inflammation, pain, and skin eruptions along the course of the affected nerve. Technical names: herpes zoster or zoster
[C14: from Medieval Latin cingulum girdle, rendering Greek zōnē zone]

shin•gles

(ˈʃɪŋ gəlz)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
a disease caused by the herpes zoster virus, characterized by skin eruptions and pain along the course of involved sensory nerves.
[1350–1400; < Medieval Latin cingulum (Latin: girdle; compare cincture)]

shingles

A severe and painful form of chicken pox suffered mostly by adults aged over 50. It demands a lengthy convalescence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shingles - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgiashingles - eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia
herpes - viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
Translations
داء الحَصْبَه ،الحَصْباء، القوباء
opar
helvedesild
vyöruusu
övsömör
ristill
fuoco di s. Antoniofuoco di Sant'Antonio
dedervinė
jostas roze
cobrãoherpes-zósterzona
pasovec
bältros
su çiçeğizona

shingles

[ˈʃɪŋglz] NPL (Med) → herpes msing (zoster)

shingles

[ˈʃɪŋgəlz] n (MEDICINE)zona mshin guard shin pad nprotège-tibia m

shingles

n sing (Med) → Gürtelrose f

shingles

[ˈʃɪŋglz] nsg (Med) → fuoco di Sant'Antonio

shingles

(ˈʃiŋglz) noun singular
a kind of infectious disease causing a rash of painful blisters.

shin·gles

n. pop. culebrilla, herpes zóster, erupción inflamatoria de la piel con vesículas o ampollas gen. localizadas en el tronco.

shingles

n herpes zóster, culebrilla (fam), zona m (fam)
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So getting up very early the next morning, Becky brought the telescope in their sitting-room, which faced the sea, to bear upon the bathing-machines on the beach; saw Briggs arrive, enter her box; and put out to sea; and was on the shore just as the nymph of whom she came in quest stepped out of the little caravan on to the shingles.
Ogg's, he saw the distant future before him as he might have seen a tempting stretch of smooth sandy beach beyond a belt of flinty shingles; he was on the grassy bank then, and thought the shingles might soon be passed.