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Definition of "dengue" []

  • An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus transmitted by mosquitoes, and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pain. Also called breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dengue" in a sentence
  • "I mean cholera has been around forever, and dengue is among us."
  • "Yes, Dave the Hemorrhagic dengue is on the increase now everywhere, and it can be deadly if not treated right away."
  • "So I'm figuring inland from Cancun, Playa, Tulum etc. as little as a couple of miles where you don't get the wind and you're going to run the chance of dengue from the aegis egypti mosquito until the weather turns 'cold' which it hasn't just yet."