esp US diarrhea

/ (ˌdaɪəˈrɪə) /

  1. frequent and copious discharge of abnormally liquid faeces

Origin of diarrhoea

C16: from Late Latin, from Greek diarrhoia, from diarrhein to flow through, from dia- + rhein to flow

Derived forms of diarrhoea

  • diarrhoeal, diarrhoeic, esp US diarrheal or diarrheic, adjective

Words Nearby diarrhoea

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How to use diarrhoea in a sentence

  • Its internal uses are in hysteria, and 136 in such conditions as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera.

  • diarrhoea broke out in the camp soon after my arrival, and continued to haunt us all during the summer.

    The British Expedition to the Crimea | William Howard Russell
  • It is often necessary to give the infant or the young child cereal water to replace food in occasions of summer diarrhoea, etc.

    The Mother and Her Child | William S. Sadler
  • Its leaves dried and pulverised are used as an antidote to various diseases, as diarrhoea, fevers, etc.

    The Vee-Boers | Mayne Reid
  • diarrhoea is a simple flux of the bowels, without either the sanguinolent discharges or the intestinal excoriation.

    Gilbertus Anglicus | Henry Ebenezer Handerson