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breakbone fever

noun

1 breakbone fever

An infectious disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and characterized by rash and aching head and joints.

synonyms: dandy fever, dengue, dengue fever.

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Dutch: dengue, knokkelkoorts
Polish: denga




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