Definition of blood poisoning in English:

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blood poisoning

Pronunciation: /bləd ˈpoizniNG/


The presence of microorganisms or their toxins in the blood, causing disease; septicemia.
Example sentences
  • Victims developed strains of pneumonia, blood poisoning and dozens of other infections rarely identified outside hospitals as recently as five years ago.
  • She also contracted the even more lethal associated form of the disease, septicaemia, which causes blood poisoning throughout the body and led to the amputation of her limbs.
  • It said on the certificate that he'd had pneumonia but had died from septicaemia, which is blood poisoning.

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Syllabification: blood poi·soning

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