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