1. tetanus

noun. ['ˈtɛtənəs'] an acute and serious infection of the central nervous system caused by bacterial infection of open wounds; spasms of the jaw and laryngeal muscles may occur during the late stages.


  • infection


  • tetanus (Latin)
  • τέτανος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Tetanus

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

How do you pronounce tetanus?

Pronounce tetanus as ˈtɛtənəs.

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Sentences with tetanus

1. Noun, singular or mass
Gardeners who cut themselves on these long-buried rusty metal pieces may have to get a tetanus shot.

2. tetanus

noun. ['ˈtɛtənəs'] a sustained muscular contraction resulting from a rapid series of nerve impulses.


  • muscle contraction
  • muscular contraction


  • expansion
  • good health
  • incorruptness


  • tetanus (Latin)
  • τέτανος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))