invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia.
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How to use blood poisoning in a sentence
The cause was severe blood poisoning and acute organ dysfunction brought on by salmonella.America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic. It’s Still Making People Sick. | by Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang and Mollie Simon | October 29, 2021 | ProPublica
She had low-grade blood poisoning in her ear from the pin she used to pierce it.‘My Crazy Love’ Reveals the Craziest Lies People Tell for Love | Kevin Fallon | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had contracted a form of blood poisoning as well as an E. coli infection, a pathologist found.
I happened to have blood-poisoning, not scabies, and I have it still.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919 | William Orpen
blood poisoning ensued, and within a fortnight she was dead.Scottish Ghost Stories | Elliott O'Donnell
"Maybe the cut got worse and he got blood poisoning and died," he thought.Tom Slade with the Colors | Percy K. Fitzhugh
blood poisoning which so often follows the careless poulticing, as well as the uncleanly opening of boils, can all be avoided.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
blood poisoning may readily follow a wound, hence the utmost cleanliness should prevail.The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
British Dictionary definitions for blood poisoning
a nontechnical term for septicaemia
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Scientific definitions for blood poisoning
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