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Definition of "conjunctivitis" []

  • Inflammation of the conjunctiva, characterized by redness and often accompanied by a discharge. (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 "conjunctivitis" in a sentence
  • "Not that we knew it at the time, because conjunctivitis is a crafty little bugger, but it was hitching a lift to Hampshire on my peepers."
  • "For those interested, the runny eyes are not getting any worse, so we're on top of things, and I think we've avoided actual conjunctivitis, which is a blessing."
  • "Caleb has conjunctivitis aka pink eye, Daniel spent 2 nights in hospital after an unexplained serious temperature, and Clair is down and feeling terrible with a nasty case of the Flu."