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double pneumonia

noun, Pathology.
1.
pneumonia affecting both lungs.
Origin of double pneumonia
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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  • Because an attack of double pneumonia finished him inside of a few hours.

    Luna Benamor Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • He said it was pneumonia, double pneumonia, Burnham concluded emphatically.

    Bye-Ways

    Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Within forty-eight hours he was in the throes of an attack of double pneumonia.

    A Woman's Burden Fergus Hume
  • A vicious attack of double pneumonia had left the heart of the boy very weak--and Christmas was close by!

  • Roger was delirious for five days and very dangerously ill for three weeks—it was double pneumonia.

    Margarita's Soul Ingraham Lovell
  • A vicious attack of double pneumonia had left the heart of the boy very weak—and Christmas was close by!

  • This is the most anxious night; she has five doctors with her; she has typhoid and double pneumonia.

  • Miss Goucher's heavy chest cold, he at once informed us, had taken a graver turn; double pneumonia had declared itself.

    The Book of Susan Lee Wilson Dodd
  • It was double pneumonia, of that sudden sort which declares for life or death in forty-eight hours.

    Tatterdemalion

    John Galsworthy
  • In two days she was down with double pneumonia; it was two months before she was up again—a very shadow of herself.

    Tatterdemalion

    John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for double pneumonia

double pneumonia

noun
1.
pneumonia affecting both lungs
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double pneumonia in Medicine

double pneumonia n.
Pneumonia affecting both lungs.

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