Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or produced by water; dropsical.
- n. A medicine that relieves or cures dropsy.
- n. A dropsical person.
- adj. Dropsical.
- adj. obsolete Insatiably thirsty (like someone with dropsy).
- adj. Swollen with water.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dropsical, or resembling dropsy.
- From Old French ydropique, from Latin hyropicus, from Ancient Greek ὑδρωπικός (hudrōpikos), from ὕδρωψ (hudrōps). (Wiktionary)
“In the convulsive asthma these sweats do not occur; hence they may be distinguished; and might be called the hydropic asthma, and the epileptic asthma.”
“* "Every lust is a kind of hydropic distemper, and the more we drink the more we shall thirst.”
“Milner R, Kitano Y, Oluyinka O, Flake AW, Adzick NS: Radiofrequency thermal ablation (RTA): A potential treatment for hydropic fetuses with a large chest mass.”
“This early phase progresses to fluid accumulation in the cells making them pale-staining or showing vacuoles, which is known to the pathologist as "cloudy swelling" or "hydropic degeneration".”
“Or for having “200 sons and 200 daughters” in a single miscarriage, as one Puritan-era headstone had it - hydropic placenta with failure of embryo to develop.”
“The beta cells are degranulated, they swell, become vacuolized and go into hydropic degeneration.”
“It also distorts the vision, producing an hydropic effect, as has been noted by Calderón in his _Life is a Dream_.”
“One perfectly hydropic or filled with dropsy was entirely cured.”
“I know of no statesman in history who has given, under analogous circumstances, such proof of want of foresight as was given by Bismarck, comprehensible only if the body could assume the authority of the will, as did his, and if the intelligence could disappear, as did his, in an hydropic and unquenchable desire for power.”
“He disregarded the claims of the physical life, and became "soul-hydropic with a sacred thirst".”
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