Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or affected by arthritis.
  • n. A person with arthritis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the joints.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to arthritis; gouty.
  • adj. afflicted with arthritis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the joints, or to arthritis, or specifically to the gout; affecting the joints.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
  • n. a person afflicted with arthritis

Etymologies

From Latin arthriticus ("gouty, arthritic"), from Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In this latter case, it is called an arthritic or polyarthritic reaction if more than one joint is affected.

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  • At the Mayo Clinic he specialized in arthritic disease.

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  • There's no rhyme or reason why a gnarled grandmother is called arthritic and yet her husband has Alzheimers.

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  • The diseases caused by permanent deposits of uric acid in the tissues are called arthritic diseases, because the accumulations frequently occur in the joints.

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  • Eureka Springs where her husband had been healed of a certain rheumatism, I think, or some kind of arthritic thing.

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  • In one week of fasting a person can relieve more dangerous conditions such as arthritic pain, rheumatism, kidney pain, and many symptoms associated with allergic reactions.

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  • He's 39, hit just .191 last season - when he wasn't missing half the year with an arthritic right knee, because "arthritic" is always a word you want to hear when it comes to elderly outfielders - and is a lousy defender, ranking below-average in UZR at all three outfield spots over his career.

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  • This rush to surgery may calm down some after the recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine which found no advantage from arthroscopic surgery for the relief of osteoarthritic pain over less invasive treatments such as arthritic medications and physical therapy.

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  • She took pride in doing whatever she could manage with her arthritic hands— drying dishes, ironing.

    Haven

  • Also there is a pain in the joints as if I were old and arthritic.

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