Diarrhea meaning

dīə-rēə
Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.
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Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces.
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(chiefly North America) A condition in which the sufferer has frequent and watery bowel movements.
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Excessive frequency and looseness of bowel movements.
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Excessive and frequent evacuation of watery feces, usually a symptom of a gastrointestinal disorder. Severe, prolonged diarrhea can lead to dehydration.
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The watery excrement that comes from said bowel movements.
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Diarrhea is defined as a bowel movement with a lot of feces, usually in a watery form, often because of upset intestines or stomach.

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.

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Origin of diarrhea

  • Middle English diaria from Medieval Latin from Late Latin diarrhoea from Greek diarroia from diarrein to flow through dia- dia- rhein to flow, run sreu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French diarrie (French diarrhée), from Late Latin diarrhoea, from Ancient Greek διάρροια (diarrhoia, “through-flowing”), from διά (dia, “through”) + ῥέω (rheō, “flow”).

    From Wiktionary