sodoku


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so·do·ku

 (sō′dō′ko͞o′)
[Japanese sodoku : so, rat, mouse, variant of sho (from Middle Chinese ʂiə̆ʔ, of Old Chinese origin) + doku, poison (from Early Middle Chinese dəwk, from Old Chinese *dûk; akin to Tibetan dug and Burmese ə-tok).]
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Noun1.sodoku - the form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far Eastsodoku - the form of ratbite fever occurring in the Far East
ratbite fever - either of two infectious diseases transmitted to humans by the bite of a rat or mouse; characterized by fever and headache and nausea and skin eruptions
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Since I was early, I had time to read a book, play Sodoku and Candy Crush, and take 40 winks before my flight.
It's like doing crosswords or sodoku for me, and you've got to solve it in three directions.