Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Excessive or abnormal thirst.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, excessive thirst. It is usually accompanied by hydruria.

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

  • n. excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)

Etymologies

poly- + Greek dipsa, thirst + -ia1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Greek much + thirst. (Wiktionary)

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