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dorm disease
 n.— «Meningococcal meningitis, the bacterium-induced inflammation of the lining of the brain, primarily affects first-year college students who live in dormitories. Sometimes referred to as “dorm disease,” health officials say it is a small—but real—risk.» —“College freshmen need vaccinations, too” by Jayme Blaschke in Texas State University-San Marcos Currents (San Marcos, Texas) July 29, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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