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1. ergotism

noun. ['ˈɝːgəˌtɪzəm'] poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and cramping and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs.

Synonyms

  • intoxication
  • toxic condition

Etymology

  • -ism (English)
  • ergot (English)
  • ergot (French)

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Example sentences of the word ergotism


1. Noun, singular or mass
Diseases like mental illness and ergotism were seen as the devil’s handiwork.

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