American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or suffering from rheumatism.
- n. One who is affected by rheumatism.
- n. Informal Pains caused by rheumatism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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.
- n. One who suffers from or is liable to rheumatism: as, a confirmed rheumatic.
- n. plural Rheumatic pains; rheumatism.
- Pathetic: affecting; bringing a flow of tears from the eyes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
- adj. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; ; affected with rheumatism; ; causing rheumatism.
- n. One affected with rheumatism.
- adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
- n. a person suffering with rheumatism
- Middle English reumatik, of rheum, from Old French reumatique, from Latin rheumaticus, suffering from rheum, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma, rheumat-, stream; see rheum. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“He had what was called rheumatic fever and the doctor had to drain fluid from his back.”
“When this disease is developed in the course of rheumatism, it is known as rheumatic pericarditis, and is almost always associated with endocarditis.”
“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.”
“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.”
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