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blood poisoning:

see septicemiasepticemia
, invasion of the bloodstream by virulent bacteria that multiply and discharge their toxic products. The disorder, which is serious and sometimes fatal, is commonly known as blood poisoning.
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blood poisoning

[′bləd ‚poiz·ən·iŋ]
(medicine)
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But as he cut up the meat he also cut his fingers - and some of the meat juice got inside the cut and he got blood poisoning.
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