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  • adj. Of, relating, or pertaining to dysentery

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to dysentery; having dysentery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to, of the nature of, accompanied by, or resulting from dysentery: as, dysenteric symptoms or effects.
  • Suffering from dysentery: as, a dysenteric patient.


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  • About the hundredth day, disorder of the bowels, with copious and bilious evacuations, and these continued for a considerable time, and again assumed the dysenteric form with pain; but relief of all the other complaints.

    Of The Epidemics

  • The form of body peculiarly subject to phthisical complaints was the smooth, the whitish, that resembling the lentil; the reddish, the blue-eyed, the leucophlegmatic, and that with the scapulae having the appearance of wings: and women in like manner, with regard to the melancholic and subsanguineous, phrenitic and dysenteric affections principally attacked them.

    Of The Epidemics

  • At the hospital in Scutari, the ward floors seethed with rats, and dysenteric patients lay in their own filth.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • That night the snow gave way to a cold, driving rain, and the spiritless men slept on soggy ground “littered by the feces of dysenteric prisoners” who were marching ahead of them, and they drank from ditches that had been used as latrines.

    Masters of the Air

  • There is nothing concerning which the African traveller should be so particular as water; bitter with nitre, and full of organic matter, it causes all those dysenteric diseases which have made research in this part of the world a Upas tree to the discoverer.

    First footsteps in East Africa

  • These trees yield a profusion of thick red gum (not unlike the ‘sanguis draconis’) which is found serviceable in medicine, particularly in dysenteric complaints, where it has sometimes succeeded, when all other preparations have failed.

    The Expedition to Botany Bay

  • It was an empty building with wooden floors, and usually contained about thirty extremely ill patients naked lying on the floor, frequently in their own vomitus and dysenteric stool.

    Blood Brothers

  • Campylobacter infection: Campylobacter jejuni may invade the bowel wall causing abdominal pain and mildly dysenteric stools.

    Chapter 6

  • The fever and delirium had long left him, yet a dysenteric tendency, -- the result of a former malady, -- suddenly supervened, and the worthy gentleman rapidly declined.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • If the dysenteric disease has had a chance to localize itself, and to assume a higher degree of intensity, it becomes necessary to excite the organic reaction all the more frequently.

    Apis Mellifica or, The Poison of the Honey-Bee, Considered as a Therapeutic Agent


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