double pneumonia

noun

Definition of double pneumonia 

: pneumonia affecting both lungs

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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. BostonGlobe.com, "Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine," 1 June 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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double pneumonia

noun

Medical Definition of double pneumonia 

: pneumonia affecting both lungs

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