typhoid

noun
ty·​phoid | \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce typhoid (audio) , (ˌ)tī-ˈfȯid\

Definition of typhoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : a disease of domestic animals resembling human typhus or typhoid

typhoid

adjective

Definition of typhoid (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or suggestive of typhus
2 [ 1typhoid ] : of, relating to, or constituting typhoid

Examples of typhoid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

It had been thought by members of the congregation at Salem that those buried in that part of the graveyard died in some terrible event, like a plague of typhoid or the Spanish flu. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "Forgotten no longer: Scout builds memorial to children in unmarked Catonsville graves," 19 Aug. 2019 Ebola symptoms are also similar to common killers like malaria and typhoid, so those afraid of going to a treatment center often try to self-medicate at home with paracetamol to reduce fever. Washington Post, "Too many in Congo’s Ebola outbreak are dying at home," 26 July 2019 The boy dies of typhoid, but his spectre and his lust for petty larceny remain with Lurie. Francisco Cantú, The New Yorker, "Téa Obreht Reimagines the Western," 12 Aug. 2019 In December, 1891, Balestier died suddenly, of typhoid, at the age of twenty-nine. Charles Mcgrath, The New Yorker, "Rudyard Kipling in America," 1 July 2019 His mother died of typhoid shortly after his birth. Yoojung Lee, Fortune, "Fila Making Strides With 1990s Fashions. Remember Dad Shoes?," 24 June 2019 Along with flu shots, others that tend to cause stinging and soreness later are tetanus, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), pneumonia, typhoid, and some antibiotics, like penicillin, Stewart explained. Erica Sweeney, Teen Vogue, "Why Do Some Vaccines Hurt More Than Others?," 24 Oct. 2018 Musset rushed out to a brothel and there became a victim of typhoid. Benita Eisler, WSJ, "‘George Sand’ Review: Monstre Sacré," 8 June 2018 Doctors still prescribe an estimated 50 million doses of antibiotics for typhoid globally each year. Emily Baumgaertner, New York Times, "‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak," 13 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Experts have identified only one remaining oral antibiotic — azithromycin — to combat it; one more genetic mutation could make typhoid untreatable in some areas. Emily Baumgaertner, New York Times, "‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak," 13 Apr. 2018 The mudslide has had a direct effect on Freetown’s water infrastructure, as residents lack access to clean drinking water and proper toilet facilities, which could lead to malaria, cholera, and typhoid outbreaks. Ivie Ani, Teen Vogue, "Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Needs the World's Attention," 22 Sep. 2017 The results of which didn’t look much different from typhoid fever, cholera and scarlet fever, some of the scourges of the era. Rob Lowman, Orange County Register, "How a ‘Downton Abbey’ star embraced killer role in ‘Dark Angel’," 23 May 2017 The boy had been seriously ill, probably from typhoid fever, for more than two weeks. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, "George Saunders Gets Inside Lincoln’s Head," 13 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of typhoid

Noun

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1661, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for typhoid

Adjective

New Latin typhus

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typhoid

noun

English Language Learners Definition of typhoid

medical : a serious disease that is passed from one person to another in dirty food or water

typhoid

noun
ty·​phoid | \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid How to pronounce typhoid (audio) \

Kids Definition of typhoid

typhoid

adjective
ty·​phoid | \ ˈtī-ˌfȯid, (ˈ)tī-ˈ How to pronounce typhoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of typhoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or suggestive of typhus
2 : of, relating to, affected with, or constituting typhoid fever

typhoid

noun

Medical Definition of typhoid (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : any of several diseases of domestic animals resembling human typhus or typhoid fever

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