What does the word dysentery mean?

Usage examples for dysentery

  1. Blood dysentery has set in, after her long bout with typhoid. – Autobiography of a YOGI by 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 by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
  3. Maxwell died of dysentery. – The Scarlet Feather by Houghton Townley