ochlesis definition

  • noun:
    • Crowd-poisoning; a disease occasioned or annoyed by overcrowding, specially considering decreased air flow.
    • a broad morbid condition induced because of the crowding together of numerous people, esp. sick persons, under one roof.
    • In medicine, a morbid problem induced by the crowding together of ill individuals in one place, or of persons perhaps not enduring condition.
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