Rheumatic Rheu*mat"ic, a. [Gr. ??? subject to a discharge or flux: cf. L. rheumaticus, F. rhumatique. See {Rheum}, {Rheumatism}.] 1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains or affections; affected with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day. [1913 Webster]

That rheumatic diseases do abound. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • rheumatic — (adj.) late 14c., from O.Fr. reumatique, from L. rheumaticus troubled with rheum, from Gk. rheumatikos, from rheuma (see RHEUM (Cf. rheum)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • rheumatic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to, caused by, or suffering from rheumatism. ► NOUN ▪ a person with rheumatism. DERIVATIVES rheumaticky adjective (informal ). ORIGIN originally referring to infection characterized by rheum …   English terms dictionary

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