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tonsillitiston‧sil‧li‧tis /ˌtɒnsɪˈlaɪtɪs $ ˌtɑːn-/ noun [uncountable]  MIan infection of the tonsils Sam’s got tonsillitis.
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tonsillitisPitcher Jeff Juden is still bedridden with acute tonsillitis.Schizophrenia is classified as a functional psychosis and split personality as a dissociative hysterical neurosis, as different as tonsillitis and appendicitis.Cascarino did not train yesterday but Manchester City left back Terry Phelan proved his full recovery from tonsillitis.But one summer when I was around ten or eleven I developed a nasty sore throat which the doctor thought was tonsillitis.Craig was able to say his thanks in church while I was languishing in bed with tonsillitis.
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