Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
- dys·en·ter·ic, adjective
- post·dys·en·ter·ic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use dysentery in a sentence
The player is tasked with making important decisions along the way, including choosing the best path, when to hunt and how to avoid illnesses such as dysentery.From ‘Oregon Trail’ to ‘Uncharted,’ video games make history fun | Julio Capó Jr. | August 5, 2022 | Washington Post
I could do everything right—become a banker, shoot all my food, keep my family warm—and still, LucyKat932 would die from dysentery.‘The Oregon Trail’ Isn’t Just a Game. It’s an American Legacy. | klindsey | December 9, 2021 | Outside Online
Lice, which spread typhus, were endemic, but perhaps the most infamous and preventable infections and diseases of the time were dysentery and typhoid fever.As U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top the Civil War’s Toll, We're Repeating Disease History | Rachel Lance | August 14, 2021 | Time
Fewer officers died of dysentery because they were in less crowded encampments, had access to cleaner water and, at least according to their own accounts, had better hygiene.As U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Top the Civil War’s Toll, We're Repeating Disease History | Rachel Lance | August 14, 2021 | Time
In the 18th century, German immigrants coming to Pennsylvania boarded ships plagued with typhus, dysentery, smallpox, and scurvy.
I got drunk, sunstroke, and dysentery,” laughs Robert, “but I also got the girl.
She ended up in prison on the island of Saipan where she either was executed or died of dysentery.8 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Aviator Amelia Earhart’s Demise | Jake Heller | March 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
At last, 17 days after he left his summer palace, His Holiness, seriously ill with dysentery, crossed the Indian border.
But he had gone away, on account of the deaths which had occurred there from some form of dysentery.
Stools composed almost wholly of mucus and streaked with blood are the rule in dysentery, ileocolitis, and intussusception.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Its internal uses are in hysteria, and 136 in such conditions as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera.
Before that they were all crammed into the six cells, and locked in for the night, some of them with dysentery.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The most common complaint is a dysentery, towards the latter end of the autumn.
British Dictionary definitions for dysentery
infection of the intestine with bacteria or amoebae, marked chiefly by severe diarrhoea with the passage of mucus and blood
- dysenteric (ˌdɪsənˈtɛrɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for dysentery
A gastrointestinal disease characterized by severe, often bloody diarrhea, usually caused by infection with bacteria or parasites.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Cultural definitions for dysentery
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.