Definition of blood poisoning in English:

blood poisoning

Syllabification: blood poi·soning


  • The presence of microorganisms or their toxins in the blood, causing disease; septicemia.
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    • Victims developed strains of pneumonia, blood poisoning and dozens of other infections rarely identified outside hospitals as recently as five years ago.
    • She also contracted the even more lethal associated form of the disease, septicaemia, which causes blood poisoning throughout the body and led to the amputation of her limbs.
    • It said on the certificate that he'd had pneumonia but had died from septicaemia, which is blood poisoning.

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