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Definition of "strangury" []

  • A condition marked by slow, painful urination, caused by muscular spasms of the urethra and bladder. (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 "strangury" in a sentence
  • "This kind of strangury recurs by stated periods, and sometimes arises to so great a degree, that convulsion or temporary madness terminates each period of it."
  • "Even during the previous attacks of strangury, with an uncertain carriage, pain that bent him double, a whitening around the corners of his mouth and at his temples, Bapa had stood before the people in the morning jharoka, dragging himself to bed afterward and sleeping the day away."
  • "Emperor Shah Jahan had fallen ill some ten days ago of strangury."