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food poisoning

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Definition of food poisoning in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Illness caused by bacteria or other toxins in food, typically with vomiting and diarrhoea: I had a very bad case of food poisoning salmonella food poisoning [as modifier]: food poisoning outbreaks
More example sentences
  • Gastroenteritis may be caused by food poisoning, or by infection with a bacteria or virus.
  • Most food poisoning is caused by bacteria that multiply rapidly.
  • Some types of normal intestinal bacteria can cause food poisoning.

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