traveler's diarrhea

noun

Definition of traveler's diarrhea

: intestinal sickness and diarrhea affecting a traveler that is typically caused by ingestion of pathogenic microorganisms (such as some E. coli)

Examples of traveler's diarrhea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was taken to a private hospital and initially appeared to have traveler's diarrhea, officials told the Globe and Mail. Author: Antonia Noori Farzan, Anchorage Daily News, "Investors who couldn’t get their money out of cryptocurrency exchange after CEO’s sudden death want his body exhumed," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of traveler's diarrhea

1890, in the meaning defined above

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“Traveler's diarrhea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traveler%27s%20diarrhea. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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traveler's diarrhea

noun
trav·​el·​er's diarrhea | \ ˈtrav-(ə-)lərz- How to pronounce traveler's diarrhea (audio) \

Medical Definition of traveler's diarrhea

: intestinal sickness and diarrhea affecting a traveler and typically caused by ingestion of pathogenic microorganisms (as some E. coli) — compare montezuma's revenge

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