Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Affected with dropsy; inclined to dropsy.
- Resembling or partaking of the nature of dropsy.
- adj. Pertaining to, or afflicted with, dropsy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Diseased with dropsy; hydropical; tending to dropsy.
- adj. Of or pertaining to dropsy.
- adj. swollen with an excessive accumulation of fluid
“When the inspiratory thorax gains space from the abdomen, or when space is demanded for the increasing bulk of the alimentary canal, or for the enlarging pregnant uterus; or when, in consequence of disease, such as dropsical accumulation, more room is wanted, then the abdominal chamber supplies the demand by the anterior bulge or swell of its expansile muscular parietes.”
“But his dropsical face, looming from the billboards in Libya's cities, has grown more mournful and deranged as the political structures he conjured up have degenerated.”
“After much blundering and backing, it stopped at the door: rolling heavily from side to side when its other motion had ceased, as if it had taken cold in its damp stable, and between that, and the having been required in its dropsical old age to move at any faster pace than a walk, were distressed by shortness of wind.”
“If a dropsical patient be seized with hiccup the case is hopeless.”
“In dropsical persons, ulcers forming on the body are not easily healed.”
“‘What reptile?’ said Mr. Pickwick, looking about him for fear he should tread on some overgrown black beetle, or dropsical spider.”
“This is a very knotty question; it is like asking how far a dropsical man may be punctured without his dying under the operation; this depends on the prudence of the physician.”
“They will sit there, for hours, leaning on great, dropsical, mildewed umbrellas, or eating Abernethy biscuits.”
“Whisper him (if he doubts) that she is bloated, dropsical, and not the woman she was.”
“This ready, though raw wench, gave an instance of this, and improved on the dropsical hint I had given her.”
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