double pneumonia

  1. pneumonia affecting both lungs.

Origin of double pneumonia

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby double pneumonia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use double pneumonia in a sentence

  • Miss Goucher's heavy chest cold, he at once informed us, had taken a graver turn; double pneumonia had declared itself.

    The Book of Susan | Lee Wilson Dodd
  • I had had double pneumonia, and my physician ordered me to leave Boston, and go to a dry climate.

    The Angel of the Gila: | Cora Marsland
  • Parry met with a truly remarkable case of double pneumonia, followed by gangrene, and yet resulting in recovery.

  • It was double pneumonia, of that sudden sort which declares for life or death in forty-eight hours.

    Tatterdemalion | John Galsworthy
  • In two days she was down with double pneumonia; it was two months before she was up again—a very shadow of herself.

    Tatterdemalion | John Galsworthy

British Dictionary definitions for double pneumonia

double pneumonia

  1. pneumonia affecting both lungs

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