Part of speech: noun

Inflammation of the large intestine; diarrhea.

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Usage examples "dysentery":

  1. Blood dysentery has set in, after her long bout with typhoid. - "Autobiography of a YOGI", Paramhansa Yogananda.
  2. Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and a portion of Ohio, are very unhealthy in the autumns from the want of drainage; the bilious congestive fever, ague, and dysentery, carrying off large numbers, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and the eastern portions of Tennessee, are comparatively healthy. - "Diary in America, Series One", Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat).
  3. Maxwell died of dysentery. - "The Scarlet Feather", Houghton Townley.