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rabies

Syllabification: ra·bies
Pronunciation: /ˈrābēz
 
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Definition of rabies in English:

noun

A contagious and fatal viral disease of dogs and other mammals that causes madness and convulsions, transmissible through the saliva to humans. Also called hydrophobia.
Example sentences
  • Pasteur went on to discover vaccinations for chicken pox, cholera, diphtheria, anthrax and rabies.
  • A range of diseases including rabies and Lyme disease are carried by animals, so you should avoid contact with them.
  • There was no report on diphtheria, rabies, tetanus or whooping cough during the study period.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin, from rabere 'rave'.

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