Definitions of cholera

  1. an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food
  2. One of several diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp. the one commonly called Asiatic cholera.
  3. An acute diarrheal disease endemic in India and Southeast Asia whose causative agent is VIBRIO CHOLERAE. This condition can lead to severe dehydration in a matter of hours unless quickly treated.
  4. A disease accompanied by violent vomiting; cholera infantum, a disease of infants, accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea; cholera morbus, an acute disease characterized by violent vomiting, cramps, etc.
  5. An acute epidemic infectious disease caused by a specific germ, Spirillum cholerae asiaticae; it is marked clinically by a profuse watery diarrhea, muscular cramps, vomiting, and collapse. It is called also Asiatic or Indian cholera, epidemic c., malignant c., algid c., asphyctic c., and pestilential c.
  6. An epidemic disease, with inflammation of small intestine, vomiting, diarrhea and great prostration.
  7. A disease characterized by bilious vomiting and purging.
  8. An acute, infectious disease caused by bacilli. Asiatic cholera.
  9. A bilious disease characterized by vomiting and purging, with great pain and debility, often called English cholera. Cholera morbus, an epidemic disease, of Asiatic origin, of a totally different nature, though characterized by most of its symptoms in a very aggravated form. Cholera osphyxia, an aggravated form of cholera morbus, being accompanied with more frequent watery discharges, retchings, severe spasms, and usually asphyxia, collapse, and speedy death.
  10. Bilious vomiting and purging- the milder form of the disease is called cholera- morbus; the malignant form is called Asiatic cholera.

Usage examples for cholera

  1. Won't he die of yellow fever, cholera or something? – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Treatment of hogs suffering from cholera or swine plague is not always satisfactory. – Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry by Pratt Food Co.
  3. While at our family estate in Ichapur, Bengal, I was stricken with Asiatic cholera. – Autobiography of a YOGI by Paramhansa Yogananda
  4. This really made her more tiresome than Gregarina, whose distinction was that she had had cholera, and who did not feel herself in her true position with strangers until they knew it. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
  5. During our absence cholera had broken out at the post. – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
  6. Certainly my men suffered neither from gout nor rheumatism, and there was a tradition that in 1832, when the cholera was rife in the country, the plague was stayed as soon as the cider districts were approached. – Grain and Chaff from an English Manor by Arthur H. Savory
  7. Then came the rush of cholera. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  8. Persist in preserving among you, as if it were alive, the past, which is dead, and you produce an indescribable moral cholera; corruption spreads abroad, it is in the air, we breathe it; entire classes of society, the public officials, for instance, fall into decay. – Napoleon the Little by Victor Hugo
  9. There is no defence: Those women come like the Cholera Morbus- and owing to similar causes. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. On the second day, however, a case of cholera was announced, which chilled my ardour for further investigations. – Old Calabria by Norman Douglas
  11. Mrs. Fortescue was the widow of an officer, who died of cholera in the East Indies, leaving her with one daughter, and no other means of support than a small annuity and her pension. – A Book For The Young by Sarah French
  12. She came with me, and her feller died of cholera on the plains. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  13. The dead are usually burnt, but children under six whose ears have not been pierced, and persons dying a violent death or from cholera or smallpox are buried. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  14. The next morning I was seized with the cholera." – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  15. Did you get any more cholera? – Phyllis by Maria Thompson Daviess
  16. It was there that Madame Seraskier died of cholera-... – Peter Ibbetson by George Du Maurier
  17. I have stayed down in the plains through the hot season in stifling cantonments, and have once or twice been in Indian cholera camps. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  18. Deep down in the west, like an island, was a thick brush of cedars, preserving their green across the miles, and calling to her with something of the native wonder of old Mother Earth; and to the right, east of south, was the huge blurred stockade where King Cholera was so far imprisoned with the bait of fresh lives each day. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  19. When but a few weeks on the journey, she had buried her husband, who died of cholera after about six hours' illness. – The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52 by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
  20. In the morning we reached a place called Ushak, and there had rather a shock, for all thirteen officers were ushered into a dirty shed and informed that it was a hospital, and that we were all to be examined for cholera. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still