blood poisoning

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  1. invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia.

Origin of blood poisoning

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby blood poisoning Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blood poisoning in a sentence

  • "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

blood poisoning

  1. a nontechnical term for septicaemia

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Scientific definitions for blood poisoning

blood poisoning

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