- invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia.
Origin of blood poisoning
Examples from the Web for blood poisoning
Historical Examples of blood poisoning
Blood-poisoning has set in and it is rather important to us to get a confession.Whispering Smith
Frank H. Spearman
I happened to have blood-poisoning, not scabies, and I have it still.An Onlooker in France 1917-1919
Blood-poisoning set in, and my father died in hospital last week.Margarita's Soul
I am not the first man who has balked at amputation and got blood-poisoning.Frenzied Finance
Thomas W. Lawson
It was quite cured eventually, but we were afraid of blood-poisoning.Southern Arabia
- a nontechnical term for septicaemia
- See toxemia.