blood poisoning


Examples of blood poisoning in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Infection set in, progressed to gangrene, and Daniels died from sepsis or blood poisoning. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Dec. 2023 These findings pointed to blood poisoning by bacteria. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Nov. 2023 The infection can lead to both meningitis and a serious infection of the bloodstream called septicemia, or blood poisoning. Zenebou Sylla, CNN, 2 Sep. 2023 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pfizer’s new vaccine to protect against five groups of deadly bacteria that can cause meningitis and blood poisoning. Staff Author, Verywell Health, 27 Oct. 2023 That phone was long gone, as were the homes, each eventually discovered and destroyed; as was Wood’s soulmate, who died of blood poisoning resulting from her drug use. Jennifer Egan, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 To cap it all, Elizabeth, the queen’s personal housemaid, died of blood poisoning. Jonathan Miles, Town & Country, 5 Sep. 2023 According to a paper in the Journal of Family Practice, reported complications from colon cleansing include cramping, abdominal pain, vomiting, rectal perforation, blood poisoning, kidney failure, fatal amoebic infection, and fatal accumulation of gas in the veins. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 4 July 2014 Theodore died of blood poisoning at age 13. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood poisoning was in 1844

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“Blood poisoning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

blood poisoning

: a serious condition marked by the passage of disease-causing microorganisms into the blood

Medical Definition

blood poisoning


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