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ˌdaɪ əˈri ədi·ar·rhea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diarrhea, diarrhoea, looseness of the bowels, loosenessnoun

    frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor


  1. diarrheanoun

    A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.

    Etymology: From διάρροια, from διά + ῥέω.

  2. diarrheanoun

    The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.

    Etymology: From διάρροια, from διά + ῥέω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diarrheanoun

    alt. of Diarrhoea


  1. Diarrhea

    Diarrhea is the condition of having three or more loose or liquid bowel movements per day. The most common cause is gastroenteritis. Oral rehydration solutions with modest amounts of salts and zinc tablets are the treatment of choice and have been estimated to have saved 50 million children in the past 25 years. In cases where ORS is not available, homemade solutions are often used. It is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide. The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause dehydration and electrolyte disturbances such as potassium deficiency or other salt imbalances. In 2009 diarrhea was estimated to have caused 1.1 million deaths in people aged 5 and over and 1.5 million deaths in children under the age of 5.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Diarrhea

    An increased liquidity or decreased consistency of FECES, such as running stool. Fecal consistency is related to the ratio of water-holding capacity of insoluble solids to total water, rather than the amount of water present. Diarrhea is not hyperdefecation or increased fecal weight.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diarrhea in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diarrhea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of diarrhea in a Sentence

  1. Jeanine Masika:

    It's like suffering from all the diseases of Congo at the same time, i felt bad all over my body: headache, stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting, tiredness.

  2. Skip Collins:

    I had chills, I lost my taste and smell, I still don't have that back, i also had the body aches, I had diarrhea really bad, I had the bad headache.

  3. Paul Auerbach:

    They have lost muscle mass and may have body chemistry abnormalities. So the medical evaluation and treatment will undoubtedly include rehydration, either intravenously or orally. It's possible that some of them may have suffered infectious diarrhea.

  4. Scott Sullivan:

    It can get worse and worse over time. ... It can cause bowel problems, diarrhea, and cramping, probably no more than 5-10% develop into chronic pain. It's a small group -- but those people really do suffer.

  5. Robert Glatter:

    The message is simple : Keep your children out of the pool or hot tub if they are having diarrhea. We are talking about preventing an illness by prescribing basic hygiene, if Crypto is confirmed, it's essential to remain out of the water for two weeks.

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