Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Excessive or abnormal thirst.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[poly– + Greek dipsa, thirst + –ia.]

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New Latin, from Greek much + thirst.

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