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Meaning of DIARRHEA

Pronunciation:  `dIu'reeu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor

DIARRHEA is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: diarrhoea, looseness of the bowels
 See Also: dysentery, Montezuma's revenge, symptom, the shits, the trots



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di`ar*rhe"a\, Diarrhoea \Di`ar*rh[oe]"a\, n. [L.
diarrhoea, Gr. ?, fr. ? to flow through; ? + ? to flow; akin
to E. stream. See {Stream}.] (Med.)
A morbidly frequent and profuse discharge of loose or fluid
evacuations from the intestines, without tenesmus; a purging
or looseness of the bowels; a flux.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you have diarrhea means that some part of your life is going out of control or that you can no longer contain your strong emotions. Alternatively, it may indicate a need for you to get something out of your system quickly. It may also indicate that you have not analyzed a situation long enough or that you do not want to deal with the problem at all.
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