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quadriplegia Tweet Definition of quadriplegia Like Definition of quadriplegia on Facebook
noun
  1. paralysis from the neck down
  2. paralysis of all four limbs
quadriplegic Tweet Definition of quadriplegic Like Definition of quadriplegic on Facebook
noun
  1. one who suffers from quadriplegia
quarantine Tweet Definition of quarantine Like Definition of quarantine on Facebook
noun
  1. An attempt at preventing the spread of a disease by isolating those believed to be infected.
  2. An official detention of a ship at port due to suspicion that it may be carrying a contagious disease aboard.
  3. A certain place for isolating persons suspected of suffering from a contagious disease.
  4. A certain period of time during which a person is isolated to determine whether they've been infected with a contagious disease.
  5. A record system kept by port health authorities in order to monitor and prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
  6. A place where email messages or computer files which are suspected of harboring a virus are stored.
verb (quarantin, ing)
  1. To put into quarantine.
queasy Tweet Definition of queasy Like Definition of queasy on Facebook
adjective (queas)
  1. experiencing or causing nausea or uneasiness, often characterized by an unsettled stomach
  2. easily troubled; squeamish
quinsy Tweet Definition of quinsy Like Definition of quinsy on Facebook
noun (quinsies)
  1. (pathology) A painful pus-filled inflammation or abscess of the tonsils and surrounding tissues, usually a complication of tonsillitis, caused by bacterial infection and often accompanied by fever.
  • 1891: He'd had the and swollen glands when he was young, he told me, and it had left him with a weak throat, and a hesitating, whispering fashion of speech. " Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Case Of Identity" (Norton 2005 p.85)
quotidian Tweet Definition of quotidian Like Definition of quotidian on Facebook
adjective
  1. daily; occurring or recurring every day
  2. common, ordinary, trivial
  3. (medical, Med.) An intermittent fever or ague which returns every day. e.g. Malaria

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