Definition of polio in English:



  • short for poliomyelitis
    • ‘Mr Baker blames the polio for his appetite for tough challenges.’
    • ‘Sandy spent his younger years in India where he suffered from polio.’
    • ‘In India I have grown used to giving lectures on polio and other topics with only a moment's notice and without slides.’
    • ‘She suffered polio, double pneumonia and scarlet fever, which rendered her left leg useless.’
    • ‘It was there, in 1954, that she contracted polio from a patient, becoming the last person in Oxford to get it.’
    • ‘Some symptoms are like polio, so it was originally thought to be due to a virus.’
    • ‘Diseases that we in the West think are gone, like small pox and polio are still rampant in this country.’
    • ‘People who have abortive polio or nonparalytic polio usually make a full recovery.’
    • ‘His medical training at Cambridge University was interrupted by polio.’
    • ‘The first symptoms of polio are fever, sore throat, headache and a stiff neck.’
    • ‘Beyond polio and guinea worm, the current list of potentially eradicable human pathogens is quite short.’
    • ‘Precautions should be taken against cholera, hepatitis, typhoid and polio throughout the region.’
    • ‘It was the first confirmed case of polio, which mainly affects children under the age of five, in the country for three years.’
    • ‘There are few medicines used to treat diseases like malaria, tuberculosis and polio that have patents on them now.’
    • ‘Unless polio is eliminated in India and Nigeria, global eradication cannot be achieved.’
    • ‘He has also been preparing by becoming inoculated against rabies, polio and typhoid.’
    • ‘Even in 1958, when she had had polio, she felt it was something of a curiosity and a disease doctors knew little about.’
    • ‘The tactical application of immunization is the only way to eradicate polio.’
    • ‘If polio is stamped out, it will become only the second major human disease to be wiped off the face of the earth.’
    • ‘There now seems a real prospect that, like smallpox, polio may be eradicated entirely from the world.’