Dipsosis
Dipsosis Dip*so"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? thirst.] (Med.) Excessive thirst produced by disease. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dipsosis — Excessive thirst; overwhelming desire for water or another liquid. Dipsosis may occur when the amount of water in the body falls below normal. Any activity that causes perspiration can deplete the body s water supply and trigger dipsosis. So can… …   Medical dictionary

  • dipsosis — noun Any condition characterized by excessive thirst …   Wiktionary

  • dipsosis —   n. great thirst due to disease …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • dipsosis — ‖ dipˈsosis Med. [irreg. f. Gr. δίψα thirst + osis: the actual Gr. word was δίψησις.] ‘A term for a morbid degree of thirst: nearly synonymous with Polydipsia’ (Mayne Expos. Lex. 1851–60). in Craig …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dipsophobia — An abnormal and persistent fear of drinking alcohol. Sufferers of dipsophobia experience undue anxiety about addiction to alcohol and the effect this addiction can have on their body. (However, their abstinence from alcohol certainly should not… …   Medical dictionary

  • Fear of drinking alcohol — An abnormal and persistent fear of drinking alcohol. Sufferers of this fear experience undue anxiety about addiction to alcohol and the effect this addiction can have on their body. (However, their abstinence from alcohol certainly should not be… …   Medical dictionary

  • dipsesis — An abnormal or excessive thirst, or a craving for unusual forms of drink. SYN: dipsosis, morbid thirst. [G. dipseo, to thirst] …   Medical dictionary

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