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blood poisoning

noun, Pathology
invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia.
1860-65 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for blood poisoning
  • Mild cases are typically not treated with antibiotics but health officials said antibiotics are used to treat blood poisoning.
  • Bizarrely, these soldiers were less prone to blood poisoning and infections.
  • Many wounded died from infections and blood poisoning.
British Dictionary definitions for blood poisoning

blood poisoning

a nontechnical term for septicaemia
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blood poisoning in Medicine

blood poisoning n.

  1. See septicemia.

  2. See toxemia.

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blood poisoning in Science
blood poisoning  
See toxemia.
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