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 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”).