Dictionary.com

Ebola virus disease

/ (iːˈbəʊlə) /
Save This Word!

noun

a severe infectious disease characterized by fever, vomiting, and internal bleedingCompare Marburg disease

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!

Apostrophes can be tricky; prove you know the difference between it’s and its in this crafty quiz!
Question 1 of 12
On the farm, the feed for chicks is significantly different from the roosters’; ______ not even comparable.
C20: named after the Ebola river, N Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre), where an outbreak occurred in 1976
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
What's This Word?