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rabid Tweet Definition of rabid Like Definition of rabid on Facebook
adjective
  1. Furious; raging; extremely violent.
  2. Extreme, unreasonable, or fanatical in opinion; excessively zealous; as, a rabid socialist.
  3. Affected with rabies, as, a rabid dog or fox.
  4. Of or pertaining to rabies, or hydrophobia; as, rabid virus.
rabies Tweet Definition of rabies Like Definition of rabies on Facebook
noun (singular) (uncountable)
  1. (pathology) A viral disease that causes acute encephalitis in warm-blooded animals and people. The virus is found in the saliva of infected animals and transmission is usually caused by a bite. It is characterised by abnormal behaviour such as excitement, aggressiveness, and dementia, followed by paralysis and invariably death. Post-exposure vaccination can prevent symptoms from developing.
rachitis Tweet Definition of rachitis Like Definition of rachitis on Facebook
noun
  1. rickets
radiation sickness Tweet Definition of radiation sickness Like Definition of radiation sickness on Facebook
noun
  1. Any illness produced by ionizing radiation with symptoms range from nausea through to death.
rale Tweet Definition of rale Like Definition of rale on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) An abnormal rattle or crackling sound heard in a stethoscope during breathing, caused by fluid in the lungs or the popping open of airways.
ranula Tweet Definition of ranula Like Definition of ranula on Facebook
noun
  1. A small cyst on the floor of the mouth, under the tongue, which is associated with an obstruction of the major salivary gland.
rash Tweet Definition of rash Like Definition of rash on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, rash, rash (inflamed skin))
(
rashes)
  1. An area of reddened, irritated, and inflamed skin.
  2. A surge in problems; a spate, string or trend
There has been a of vandalism lately.
adjective (er, est)
  1. hasty, not careful or considered.
rattle Tweet Definition of rattle Like Definition of rattle on Facebook
noun
  1. (onomatopoeia) a sound made by loose objects shaking or vibrating against one another
I wish they would fix the under my dashboard.
  1. a baby's toy designed to make sound when shaken, usually containing loose grains or pellets in a hollow container
verb (rattl, es)
  1. (transitive) (ergative) to create a sound by shaking
Rattle the can of cat treats if you need to find Fluffy.
  1. (transitive) to scare, startle, unsettle, or unnerve
The accident really rattled him.
  1. (intransitive) to make a rattling noise; to make noise by or from shaking
''I wish the dashboard in my car would quit rattling.
raw Tweet Definition of raw Like Definition of raw on Facebook
adjective
  1. Not cooked.
  2. Not treated or processed.
cane sugar
sewage
  1. New or inexperienced.
a beginner
  1. chafed, tender, or irritated.
a wound
  1. rough or uneven.
a voice
  1. (slang) without a condom
We did it .
Raynaud's disease Tweet Definition of Raynaud Like Definition of Raynaud
noun
  1. A disease characterized by low blood flow to the fingers, toes, and/or ears.
red gum Tweet Definition of red gum Like Definition of red gum on Facebook
noun
  1. an eucalyptus tree with red wood, found in Australia.
  2. a tree of the hazel family, found in North America.
regurgitation Tweet Definition of regurgitation Like Definition of regurgitation on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of regurgitate, regurgitating.
relapse Tweet Definition of relapse Like Definition of relapse on Facebook
verb (relaps, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To fall back again.
He has improved recently but keeps relapsing into states of utter confusion.
  1. (context, intransitive, medicine, of a disease) To recur; to worsen, be aggravated.
retinoblastoma Tweet Definition of retinoblastoma Like Definition of retinoblastoma on Facebook
noun (pl1=retinoblastomas, pl2=retinoblastomata)
  1. (pathology) A malignant tumour of the retina; a hereditary condition found mostly in children.
rheum Tweet Definition of rheum Like Definition of rheum on Facebook
noun
  1. (physiology) A watery or thin discharge, of serum or mucus, especially from the eyes or nose.
rheumatic Tweet Definition of rheumatic Like Definition of rheumatic on Facebook
adjective
  1. Resembling or referring to rheumatism.
rheumatic fever Tweet Definition of rheumatic fever Like Definition of rheumatic fever on Facebook
noun
  1. an inflammation of the joints and the heart following a respiratory infection with streptococcus
rheumatism Tweet Definition of rheumatism Like Definition of rheumatism on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) Any disorder of the muscles, tendons, joints, bones, nerves, characterized by pain, discomfort and disability.
  • The old man had become a confirmed invalid, confined by chronic rheumatism to his chair. — w:The Dead Alive, The Dead Alive
    1. (pathology) atrophic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
rheumatoid Tweet Definition of rheumatoid Like Definition of rheumatoid on Facebook
adjective
  1. of or pertaining to rheumatism
rheumatoid arthritis Tweet Definition of rheumatoid arthritis Like Definition of rheumatoid arthritis on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) A chronic and progressive disease in which the immune system attacks the joints. It is characterised by pain, inflammation and swelling of the joints, stiffness, weakness, loss of mobility and deformity. Tissues throughout the body can be affected, including the skin, blood vessels, heart, lungs, and muscles.
rheumy Tweet Definition of rheumy Like Definition of rheumy on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or producing rheum from the mucous membranes; watery
rhinitis Tweet Definition of rhinitis Like Definition of rhinitis on Facebook
noun (plural:rhinitides)
  1. (pathology) Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose.
rhinorrhea Tweet Definition of rhinorrhea Like Definition of rhinorrhea on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a persistent discharge of watery mucus from the nose; typical of the common cold.
rickets Tweet Definition of rickets Like Definition of rickets on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) A disorder of infancy and early childhood caused by a deficiency of vitamin D, causing soft bones.
rigor Tweet Definition of rigor Like Definition of rigor on Facebook
noun
  1. US spelling of rigour.
ringworm Tweet Definition of ringworm Like Definition of ringworm on Facebook
noun
  1. A contagious fungal affliction of the skin, characterised by ring-shaped discoloured patches, covered by vesicles or scales.
    • "As listed above, in superficial mycoses infection is localised to the skin, the hair, and the nails. An example is or tinea, an infection of the skin by a dermatophyte."
roseola Tweet Definition of roseola Like Definition of roseola on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) Any rosy rash that occurs with various fevers, especially that occurring with a mild disease of early infancy that resembles measles.
  2. (disease) German measles.
rot Tweet Definition of rot Like Definition of rot on Facebook
verb (rots, rotting, rotted, rotten) to rot
  1. to decay, to become bad
rubella Tweet Definition of rubella Like Definition of rubella on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) A mild disease caused by the Rubella virus infecting the respiratory tract, and characterised by a rash of pink dots, fever and swollen lymph nodes.
run-down Tweet Definition of run-down Like Definition of run-down on Facebook
adjective
  1. (context, of a person) tired and exhausted
  2. (context, of a place) decrepit
  3. (context, of a clockwork mechanism) having the spring unwound
running Tweet Definition of running Like Definition of running on Facebook
noun
  1. The action of the verb to run.
His running of the business leaves something to be desired.
  1. The activity of running as a form of exercise or as a sport.
Running is good exercise.
verb
  1. (present participle of, run)
adjective
  1. That which runs or run.
running paint
running taps
adverb
  1. (context, informal) consecutively; in a row
Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years .
runny Tweet Definition of runny Like Definition of runny on Facebook
adjective (runnier, runniest)
  1. fluid; capable of flowing
honey
  1. liable to run
a nose
rupture Tweet Definition of rupture Like Definition of rupture on Facebook
noun
  1. A burst, split, or break.
verb (ruptur, es)
  1. (transitive, intransitive) To burst, break through, or split, as under pressure.

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