Scorbutic Scor*bu"tic, Scorbutical Scor*bu"tic*al, a. [Cf. F. scorbutique.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to scurvy; of the nature of, or resembling, scurvy; diseased with scurvy; as, a scorbutic person; scorbutic complaints or symptoms. -- {Scor*bu"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • scorbutically — adv. like a person suffering from scurvy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scorbutically — scor·bu·ti·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • scorbutically — adverb see scorbutic * * * scorbūˈtically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑scorbutic …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorbutic — scorbutically, adv. /skawr byooh tik/, adj. Pathol. pertaining to, of the nature of, or affected with scurvy. Also, scorbutical. [1645 55; < NL scorbuticus, equiv. to ML scorbut(us) scurvy ( MLG scorbûk) + icus IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • scorbutic — adj. & n. adj. relating to, resembling, or affected with scurvy. n. a person affected with scurvy. Derivatives: scorbutically adv. Etymology: mod.L scorbuticus f. med.L scorbutus scurvy, perh. f. MLG schorbuk f. schoren break + buk belly …   Useful english dictionary

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