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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