A situation characterized by alarm or anxiety about the risk of developing or being diagnosed with a particular illness or condition: he caused an international health scare by traveling with a dangerous form of tuberculosis she’s back in good spirits again after a recent health scare
More example sentences
- Heart disease runs in his family so his health scare made him sit up and take notice.
- As they encounter the loss of loved ones, great successes or dismal failures in work and marriage, and possibly serious health scares, they begin to reflect on what matters most in life.
- As is the case in most health scares, the very act of paying attention creates a potent symbolic space, and leaves very little room for a sense of proportion.
Definition of health scare in:
- The US English dictionary