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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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scurvyscur‧vy /ˈskɜːvi $ ˈskɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease caused by not eating foods such as fruit and vegetables that contain vitamin C
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scurvyOnce the rainy season began in April, malaria, yellow fever, typhoid and scurvy began to take their toll.In mediaeval times cider was given to sailors bound on long voyages partly as a palliative for scurvy.The worst symptoms of scurvy were under control, although the fatigue and bruising persisted.
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