Reading Voc. Test 6

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epidemic

a rapidly spreading disease

plague

a destructive epidemic disease

germs

tiny plants or animals that cause disease

infected

having disease germs present

microbes

germs too small to be seen without a microscope

antibodies

substance produced by the body that destroy or weaken germs

immune

protected from germs

bacteria

germs

vaccine

a preparation of weakened germs used to protect a person or animal from a disease

sterilize

to make free from germs

fatal

causing death

suture

stitch together; the threadlike material used to stitch something together

colleague

people in the same profession

condemnation

strong disapproval

anesthesia

something that causes loss of feeling or consciousness

incision

cut

meticulously

extremely careful

hemorrhage

bleed heavily

gorge

a deep narrow, valley

enchained

held with, or as if, in chains

pitches

falls suddenly

Herb medicines

plants with healing properties used to treat diseases or injuries

poultice

a soft, moist packet of medicines spread on the body to relieve pain

lulling

soothing

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