Dropsied Drop"sied, a. Diseased with drops. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • dropsied — drop·sied …   English syllables

  • dropsied — ˈdräpsēd, sid adjective Etymology: dropsy + ed : dropsical …   Useful english dictionary

  • dropsy — dropsied /drop seed/, adj. /drop see/, n. 1. (formerly) edema. 2. an infectious disease of fishes, characterized by a swollen, spongelike body and protruding scales, caused by a variety of the bacterium Pseudomonas punctata. [1250 1300; ME… …   Universalium

  • dropsy — /ˈdrɒpsi / (say dropsee) noun an excessive accumulation of serous fluid in a serous cavity or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue. {Middle English (y)dropesie, from Old French idropisie, from Latin hydrōpsis, from Greek hydrōps} –dropsical,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dropsy — [dräp′sē] n. [ME dropesie < ydropesie < OFr idropisie < L hydropisis < Gr hydrōps, dropsy < hydōr, WATER] former term for EDEMA dropsical [dräp′si kəl] adj. dropsied [dräp′sēd] dropsically adv …   English World dictionary

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