breakbone fever

break·​bone fever | \ ˈbrāk-ˈbōn- How to pronounce breakbone fever (audio) \

Definition of breakbone fever

: dengue

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Recent Examples on the Web Its nickname, breakbone fever, gives you a sense of how lousy dengue makes people feel. Helen Branswell, STAT, 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of breakbone fever

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“Breakbone fever.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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breakbone fever

break·​bone fever | \ ˌbrāk-ˌbōn- How to pronounce breakbone fever (audio) \

Medical Definition of breakbone fever

: dengue

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