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ship-fever

Syllabification: ship-fe·ver
Pronunciation: /ˈSHipˌfēvər/

Definition of ship-fever in English:

noun

Typhus.
Example sentences
  • Most of those who died of ship-fever were delirious, some a day, others only a few hours previous to death…
  • Many of the immigrants are suffering from ‘ship fever’ or typhus, and a hospital is set up for them on Grosse Isle in Canada.

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