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Definitions of malaria

  1. A morbid condition produced by exhalations from decaying vegetable matter in contact with moisture, giving rise to fever and ague and many other symptoms characterized by their tendency to recur at definite and usually uniform intervals. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Harmful vapors from marshy land, supposed to produce fevers, etc.; disease produced by the bite of certain mosquitoes which carry the germs; chills and fever. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The noxious exhalations of marshy districts, producing fever, etc: miasma. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Malarious, Malarial. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Exhalations of marshes, &c., producing fever. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Any foul air or exhalation, or a disease attributed to it; chills and fever. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A noxious exhalation, from marshy land especially, producing fever, miasma, &c. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Peculiar exhalations from marshy districts which produce fevers and ague. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Malarious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for malaria

  1. Anything approaching swampy, or even wet lands, in a climate like this, would be almost certain to breed malaria – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  2. You must expect hard knots, and rough by- ways, and malaria and all the rest of it. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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