SARS


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SARS

 (särz)
n.
A severe, contagious respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, characterized by high fever, malaise, dry cough, and pneumonia.

[s(evere) a(cute) r(espiratory) s(yndrome).]

SARS

(sɑːz)
n acronym for
(Pathology) severe acute respiratory syndrome; a severe viral infection of the lungs characterized by high fever, a dry cough, and breathing difficulties. It is contagious, having an airborne mode of transmission

SARS

abbreviation for
South African Revenue Service
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.SARS - a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
Translations

SARS

[sɑːz] N ABBR =severe acute respiratory syndromeneumonía f asiática, SARS m

SARS

[ˈsɑːrz] npneumopathie f atypique

SARS

(Med) abbr of severe acute respiratory syndromeSARS nt, → schweres akutes Atemnotsyndrom

SARS

abbr severe acute respiratory syndrome. V. syndrome.
References in classic literature ?
It was a lieutenant and a couple of privates of the 8th Hus- sars, with a stand like a theodolite, which the artilleryman told me was a heliograph.
I have rescued the gentleman, sar. This is particularly dangerous.'
'What did I say, sar!' The Babu seemed to be in tears.
'Perhaps the holy man will be merciful in loving-kindness, sar, otherwise -'
"They saying they very much pleased to see you, Sar," Adbul interpreted.
"All about the beatings, sar. They are highly interested."
"Sar," said Abdul, "these people, much fearing they may be turned out of their land in consequence of your remarks.
Groombride's sleeves, "I think perhaps it is better now, Sar, if you give your fine little native speech.
So, having succeeded in contradicting myself in my first chapter (which gives me great hopes that you will all go on, and think me a good fellow notwithstanding my crotchets), I shall here shut up for the present, and consider my ways; having resolved to "sar' it out," as we say in the Vale, "holus bolus" just as it comes, and then you'll probably get the truth out of me.
"I'm always a-moving on, sar, cries the boy, wiping away his grimy tears with his arm.
When SARS hit, the authoritarian proclivities of Singapore's government were channeled into aggressive quarantines.
The good news is that SARS has largely been-contained in the U.S., with only 345 suspected cases reported nationwide though mid-May.