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dengue

División en sílabas: den·gue
Pronunciación: /ˈdeNGɡē
 
, ˈdeNGɡā
 
/
(also dengue fever)

Definición de dengue en inglés:

sustantivo

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.

Origen

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

Definición de dengue en:

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