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summer complaint

noun
1.
an acute condition of diarrhea, occurring during the hot summer months chiefly in infants and children, caused by bacterial contamination of food and associated with poor hygiene.
Also called summer diarrhea.
Origin of summer complaint
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
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