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Meaning of RHEUMATIC

Pronunciation:  rû'matik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person suffering with rheumatism
  2. [adj]  of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"

RHEUMATIC is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: arthritic, creaky, rheumatoid, unhealthy
 See Also: diseased person, sick person, sufferer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rheu*mat"ic\, a. [Gr. ??? subject to a discharge or
    flux: cf. L. rheumaticus, F. rhumatique. See {Rheum},
    1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
    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.
             That rheumatic diseases do abound.    --Shak.
  2. \Rheu*mat"ic\, n.
    One affected with rheumatism.