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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Crowd-poisoning; a disease occasioned or aggravated by overcrowding, especially due to lack of ventilation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A general morbid condition induced by the crowding together of many persons, esp. sick persons, under one roof.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, a morbid condition induced by the crowding together of sick persons under one roof, or even of persons not suffering from disease.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ὄχλος (okhlos, "multitude, crowd"). (Wiktionary)

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