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Definition of "food-poisoning" []

  • An acute illness typically characterized by gastrointestinal inflammation, vomiting, and diarrhoea, caused by food that is either naturally poisonous or contaminated by pathogenic bacteria (esp Salmonella) (noun)

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Use "food-poisoning" in a sentence
  • "The right-wing conspiracy people now can think what was likely a common case of food-poisoning was intentional."
  • "As challenging and at times stressful as a cut to a violinist's hand or a food-poisoning outbreak that incapacitates 25% of the orchestra (that happened in Kentucky, of all places, Dr. Cahill among the victims) can be, the Philharmonic and St. Luke's constitute only part of his practice."
  • "Cargill's Springdale turkey plant was linked to last summer's food-poisoning outbreak caused by an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella."