1. influenza

noun. ['ˌɪnfluːˈɛnzə'] an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease.


  • contagious disease
  • contagion
  • respiratory illness
  • Asiatic flu
  • respiratory disorder
  • swine influenza
  • swine flu
  • flu
  • respiratory disease
  • grippe


  • influenza (Italian)
  • influentia (Latin)

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Rhymes with Influenza

  • provenza
  • forlenza
  • fiorenza
  • dispenza
  • discenza
  • credenza
  • chiarenza
  • valenza
  • semenza
  • potenza
  • lorenza
  • firenza
  • descenza
  • cosenza
  • maenza
  • penza

Sentences with influenza

1. Noun, singular or mass
The flu shot is an effective first line of defense that prevents million of cases of influenza each year.

Quotes about influenza

1. This emotion I'm feeling now, this is love, right?""I don't know. Is it a longing? Is it a giddy stupid happiness just because you're with me?""Yes,"she said."That's influenza,"said Miro. "Watch for nausea or diarrhea within a few hours.
- Orson Scott Card, Children of the Mind