Definition of blackwater fever in English:

blackwater fever


  • A severe form of malaria in which blood cells are rapidly destroyed, resulting in dark urine.

    ‘Diseases such as malaria were endemic, while blackwater fever, dengue fever, dysentery, yaws, and hookworms were a constant scourge.’
    • ‘The daily anti-malarial pill ensured that if one did get malaria, at least it was controllable and did not usually develop into either cerebral malaria or blackwater fever.’
    • ‘Patients with blackwater fever were not included in the study.’
    • ‘When he suddenly dies from blackwater fever, a potent form of malaria, his devastated friend goes it alone.’
    • ‘The sergeant grew up at Robin Hood's Bay before joining the merchant navy and sailing to West Africa, where a bout of blackwater fever put an end to his maritime career.’


blackwater fever

/ˈblakˌwädər ˌfēvər/ /ˈblækˌwɑdər ˌfivər/