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lientery Line breaks: li|en¦tery
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪənt(ə)ri/

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Definition of lientery in English:


[mass noun] archaic
A form of diarrhoea.
Example sentences
  • There were many cases of lientery and of dysentery; but these were not attended with much pain.
  • We have heard of a severe lientery being brought on by eating a little ice-cream, at a time when a considerable degree of indigestion already prevailed.
  • My own view of the case is that the lientery was due to the presence of the tumor in the neighbourhood of the stomach.


Late Middle English: via French lientérie or Latin lienteria from Greek leienteria, from leios 'smooth' + entera 'bowels': see -ery.

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