from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Of, relating to, or suffering from rheumatism.
- noun One who is affected by rheumatism.
- noun Informal Pains caused by rheumatism.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to a rheum or catarrhal affection; of the nature of rheum.
- Having a rheum or cold; affected by rheum.
- Causing rheum; unhealthy; damp.
- Pertaining to or caused by rheumatism; of the nature of rheumatism: as, rheumatic symptoms.
- Affected by rheumatism; subject to rheumatism: as, a rheumatic patient.
- Splenetic; choleric.
- noun One who suffers from or is liable to rheumatism: as, a confirmed rheumatic.
- noun plural Rheumatic pains; rheumatism.
- Pathetic: affecting; bringing a flow of tears from the eyes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
- adjective (Med.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; ; affected with rheumatism; ; causing rheumatism.
- noun One affected with rheumatism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Resembling or referring to
- noun rare A person suffering from
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- adjective of or pertaining to arthritis
- noun a person suffering with rheumatism
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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Doctors believe that there is a genetic factor in rheumatic fever: Some families are much more likely to develop it.
Our knowledge should also enable us to diminish or change unwanted immune reactions towards the body's own tissue, such as those occurring in rheumatic diseases.
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1996 - Presentation Speech 1997
"It would indicate," Thorndyke replied, "that the deceased had probably suffered from rheumatoid arthritis -- what is commonly known as rheumatic gout -- and he would probably have limped slightly and complained of some pain in the right hip."
The Eye of Osiris 1902
When a part of the body only has been exposed to the action of cold, and the rest kept heated; if, for instance, a person in a warm room sits so that a current of air coming through a broken pane, should fall upon any part of the body, that part will be soon affected with an inflammation, which is usually called a rheumatic inflammation.
A Lecture on the Preservation of Health Thomas Garnett 1784
There are over 200 kinds of rheumatic diseases - the word rheumatic means aches and pains in joints, bones and muscles.
_Metastatic arthritis_ is seen more frequently in colts or young animals than in mature horses and we here take the liberty of classifying with the arthritis of omphalophlebitis and strangles the so-called rheumatic variety.
Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1 John Victor Lacroix
He had what was called rheumatic fever and the doctor had to drain fluid from his back.
The Biography of a Rabbit Roy Benson
When this disease is developed in the course of rheumatism, it is known as rheumatic pericarditis, and is almost always associated with endocarditis.
The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Ray Vaughn Pierce 1877
The pains are called rheumatic, the eye symptoms are lightly passed over or glasses are ordered, the difficulty of micturition is treated by drugs, and the slightly impaired balance unnoticed or unconsidered.
Fat and Blood An Essay on the Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria John K. [Editor] Mitchell 1871
When a part of the body only has been exposed to the action of cold, and the rest kept heated; if, for instance, a person in a warm room has been sitting so that a current of air, coming through a broken window, has fallen upon any part of the body, that part will soon be affected with an inflammation, or what is called a rheumatic affection.
Popular Lectures on Zoonomia Or The Laws of Animal Life, in Health and Disease Thomas Garnett 1784
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