American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually indicating gastrointestinal distress or disorder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A morbidly frequent evacuation of the bowels, generally arising from inflammation or irritation of the mucous membrane of the intestines, and commonly caused by errors in regimen, as the use of food hurtful from its quantity or quality; intestinal catarrh.
- n. A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
- n. The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (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.
- n. frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
- From Ancient Greek διάρροια ("through-flowing"), from διά (dia, "through") + ῥέω (rheō, "flow"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English diaria, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Greek diarroia, from diarrein, to flow through : dia-, dia- + rhein, to flow, run. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A marine with diarrhea is being chased by a Japanese soldier waving a bayonet.”
“Your verbal diarrhea is a simple reaction to decades of mental constipation.”
“See thats their problem, their use to the diarrhea from the lips of there px chicken-hawked hero ` s and now with no teeth there meals a full of that tough sh!”
“A fever of 104 plus a day full of diarrhea is no fun at all.”
“I'm pretty sure our societal diarrhea is a direct result of irritable GOPers and neocons agitating the extreme right-wing of their party solely for political gain.”
“Has anyone ever travelled with small children, or gotten a case of diarrhea from the airplane food?”
“If you get a good bout of diarrhea from a waterborne disease," she says, "you really understand what it means to have access to clean drinking water.”
“The latter, his verbosity, or really a propensity towards verbal diarrhea, is what is potentially toxic in the modern campaign.”
“The authors identified 63 medical trials that compared probiotics to placebo or to no probiotics for treating short-term diarrhea in 8,014 people, mostly children.”
“Microscopic flora vary from region to region, and traveler's diarrhea is a common and uncomfortable consequence.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘diarrhea’.
Annoying, little, things. In a single word.
Open list! Have at! (Inspiredâ€”or was that inspissated?â€”by my other list from 2007, seen here.) Except for the honorary first addition (thanks sionnach), please try to add only words you hear in...
Words that I could probably spell correctly without having to look them up every single damn time were it not for an apparently extraneous and randomly placed h.
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two most beautiful words when put together
words that I refuse to say out loud.
Every word that is unique in either American or British English or used differently in both
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some of these word i just hate because they disgust me others are just disrespectful.
Concepts that I hate to think about, and other stuff that should just GO AWAY.
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