Definition of breakbone fever in English:

breakbone fever

Syllabification: break·bone fe·ver
Pronunciation: /ˌbrākˌbōn ˈfēvər


  • another term for dengue.
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    • However, it was an American physician, Benjamin Rush, who first referred to dengue as ‘breakbone fever’.
    • I had dengue fever, called ‘breakbone fever‘some years ago for its joint and muscle pain.
    • In America it was known as breakbone fever and in the East Indies as knokkel - koorts, knuckle fever.

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