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food poisoning Syllabification: food poi·son·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞od ˌpoiz(ə)niNG/

Definition of food poisoning in English:


Illness caused by bacteria or other toxins in food, typically with vomiting and diarrhea.
Example sentences
  • Gastroenteritis may be caused by food poisoning, or by infection with a bacteria or virus.
  • Most food poisoning is caused by bacteria that multiply rapidly.
  • Some types of normal intestinal bacteria can cause food poisoning.

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