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Definition of "paludal" [pa•lu•dal]

  • Of or relating to a swamp; marshy. (adjective)

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 "paludal" in a sentence
  • "It is sometimes called paludal fever, and at others la grippe, and it is epidemic rather than contagious."
  • "Traité des fièvres palustres (Treatise on paludal fevers) and I returned to it on several occasions."
  • "I reject, therefore, wholly the paludal assumption, and in order to express this view in the title of my paper, have been forced to employ terms which to my hearers may sound like italicisms."