double pneumonia


Definition of double pneumonia

: pneumonia affecting both lungs

Examples of double pneumonia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

As Mayo Clinic states, double pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in both lungs. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Star Meghan McCain LOST It After Whoopi Goldberg Returned to Give a Health Update," 14 Mar. 2019 As the 20th of 22 children, she was well loved but struggled with illness for much of her childhood, battling double pneumonia, scarlet fever, and whooping cough. Kate Siber, Outside Online, "How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman," 8 June 2018 Last fall my daughter was admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital with double pneumonia., "Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine," 1 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'double pneumonia.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of double pneumonia

1892, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about double pneumonia

Statistics for double pneumonia

Last Updated

6 Apr 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for double pneumonia

The first known use of double pneumonia was in 1892

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for double pneumonia

double pneumonia


Medical Definition of double pneumonia

: pneumonia affecting both lungs

More from Merriam-Webster on double pneumonia

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with double pneumonia

Comments on double pneumonia

What made you want to look up double pneumonia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!