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pleurisypleu‧ri‧sy /ˈplʊərəsi $ ˈplʊr-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa serious illness which affects your lungs, causing severe pain in your chest
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pleurisyCamp conditions were very poor, Thompson said, adding that he developed pneumonia, followed by pleurisy.The early stages could go on for days, with doctors telling patients they had the flu or pleurisy.He started with pleurisy which turned into pneumonia and because he wasn't a strong man it carried him off.
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