Montezuma's revenge


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Montezuma's revenge

n
(Pathology) informal an acute attack of infectious diarrhoea, esp when experienced by tourists in Mexico

Montezu′ma's revenge′


n.
Slang. traveler's diarrhea, esp. as experienced by some visitors to Mexico.
[1960–65, Amer.; in allusion to Montezuma II, who was killed by invading Europeans]
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Noun1.Montezuma's revenge - diarrhea contracted in Mexico or Central America
diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness, looseness of the bowels - frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
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