When you eat bad shrimp and get food poisoning, causing you to have to use the bathroom a lot and produce watery feces, this is an example of producing diarrhea.
Origin of diarrheaMiddle English diarea from Old French diarrie and Late Latin diarrhoea from Classical Greek diarrhoia from dia-, through + rhein, to flow: see stream
Origin of diarrheaMiddle English diaria from Medieval Latin from Late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diarroia from diarrein to flow through dia- dia- rhein to flow, run ; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.
- di′ar·rhe′al di′ar·rhe′ic di′ar·rhet′ic
(countable and uncountable, plural diarrheas)
- (chiefly North America) A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
- The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.
From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια (diarrhoia, “through-flowing”), from διά (dia, “through”) + ῥέω (rheō, “flow”).