Definitions

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  • adj. Dropsical.
  • adj. Insatiably thirsty.
  • adj. Swollen with water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hydropic.

Etymologies

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From Latin hydropicus + -al.

Examples

  • In an hydropical body, ten years buried in the churchyard, we met with a fat concretion, where the nitre of the earth, and the salt and lixivious liquor of the body, had coagulated large lumps of fat into the consistence of the hardest

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • The leaves of the mulberry should be collected from trees of seven or eight years old; if of such as are very young, it impairs their growth, neither are they so healthful for the worms, making them hydropical, and apt to burst: As do also the leaves of such trees as be planted in a too waterish, or over-rich soil, or where no sun comes, and all sick, and yellow leaves are hurtful.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • Who would expect a quick flame from hydropical Heraclitus?

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • His sickness, that was, as your Lordship must needs have heard, hydropical, or rather scorbutical, c as they term it, had been long and painfully lingering.

    Collins's peerage of England; genealogical, biographical, and historical

  • In an hydropical body, ten years buried in the churchyard, we met with a fat concretion, where the nitre of the earth, and the salt and lixivious liquor of the body, had coagulated large lumps of fat into the consistence of the hardest Castile soap, whereof part remaineth with us. [

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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