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Pathology.
  1. adult respiratory distress syndrome. See respiratory distress syndrome(def 2).
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Examples from the Web for ards

Historical Examples

  • "It don't disturb my in'ards," quoth the serenest of mankind.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete

    George Meredith

  • Hold in, but when you do start, rip the in'ards out of things.

    The Eternal Boy

    Owen Johnson

  • He voted for it and put on his topboots to ride to Dublin from the Ards of Down to do so.

    Ulysses

    James Joyce

  • Their in'ards have not learned how to suspend the law of gravity.

  • I ran back'ards and for'ards between the hut and the road like a madman.

    On the Track

    Henry Lawson


British Dictionary definitions for ards

Ards

noun
  1. a district of Northern Ireland, in Co Down. Pop: 74 369 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
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ards in Medicine

ARDS

abbr.
  1. adult respiratory distress syndrome
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