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

  • adj. Of, relating to, or suffering from rheumatism.
  • n. One who is affected by rheumatism.
  • n. Informal Pains caused by rheumatism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Resembling or referring to rheumatism.
  • n. A person suffering from rheumatism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to rheumatism; ; affected with rheumatism; ; causing rheumatism.
  • n. One affected with rheumatism.

from The 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.

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

  • adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
  • n. a person suffering with rheumatism


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

Middle English reumatik, of rheum, from Old French reumatique, from Latin rheumaticus, suffering from rheum, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma, rheumat-, stream; see rheum.



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