double pneumonia

noun

: pneumonia affecting both lungs

Examples of double pneumonia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Healthcare providers may diagnose double pneumonia with a blood test, chest X-ray, or pulse oximetry. Korin Miller, Health, 14 Apr. 2024 The cause was interstitial lung disease, a lung condition complicated by double pneumonia, family members announced in a statement posted to social media. Darrell Smith, Sacramento Bee, 28 Mar. 2024 Never a hardy person, McCullers suffered from increasing ill health during the early forties, contracting strep throat, an ear infection, double pneumonia, pleurisy, and a tooth infection that required daily trips to the dentist. Maggie Doherty, The New Yorker, 26 Feb. 2024 His hair was gray, and a bout of double pneumonia had brought him close to death. Sam Sweet, Harper's Magazine, 21 Jan. 2022 What is double pneumonia? Korin Miller, Health.com, 14 Sep. 2021 What causes double pneumonia? Korin Miller, Health.com, 14 Sep. 2021 She was diagnosed with double pneumonia. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Sep. 2020 From an ankle injury to double pneumonia, Madeline Curtsinger has battled her fair share of adversity during her sophomore basketball season at Bullitt East High School. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 26 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double pneumonia was in 1892

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“Double pneumonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20pneumonia. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

double pneumonia

noun
: pneumonia involving both lungs

Medical Definition

double pneumonia

noun
: pneumonia affecting both lungs
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