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dengue

Line breaks: den¦gue
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛŋɡi
 
/
(also dengue fever)

Definition of dengue in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A debilitating viral disease of the tropics, transmitted by mosquitoes, and causing sudden fever and acute pains in the joints.
Example sentences
  • Also, you have to look into diseases like malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, and typhoid.
  • Dengue fever or dengue hemorrhagic fever is a viral disease carried by mosquitoes.
  • Common scourges found in the desert include plague, typhus, malaria, dengue fever, dysentery, cholera, and typhoid.

Origin

early 19th century: from West Indian Spanish, from Kiswahili dinga (in full kidingapopo), influenced by Spanish dengue 'fastidiousness' (with reference to the dislike of movement by affected patients).

Words that rhyme with dengue

plaguy

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