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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.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: hondsdolheid
  • French: rage
    1. French, rage
    2. German: Tollwut
    3. Italian: rabbia
    4. Spanish: rabia
Etymology: Latin Latin, rabiÄs, rage, from rabere, to be angry.


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