adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or affected with arthritis <
arthritic hands
2. seemingly affected with or caused by arthritis <
an arthritic legal system
a story moving with arthritic slowness
arthritic nounarthritically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Arthritic — Ar*thrit ic, Arthritical Ar*thrit ic*al, a. [L. arthriticus, Gr. arqritiko s. See {Arthritis}.] 1. Pertaining to the joints. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to arthritis; gouty. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. afflicted with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arthritic — (adj.) mid 14c., artetyk, pertaining to arthritis, also as a noun, from O.Fr. artetique (12c., Mod.Fr. arthritique), corresponding to L. arthriticus, from Gk. arthritikos, from arthron joint (see ARM (Cf. arm) (n.1)). Spelling gradually restored… …   Etymology dictionary

  • arthritic — [[t]ɑː(r)θrɪ̱tɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Arthritic is used to describe the condition, the pain, or the symptoms of arthritis. I developed serious arthritic symptoms and chronic sinusitis. 2) ADJ GRADED An arthritic person is suffering from arthritis,… …   English dictionary

  • arthritic — UK [ɑːˈθrɪtɪk] / US [ɑrˈθrɪtɪk] adjective affected by arthritis, or caused by it arthritic joints/fingers/knees Derived word: arthritic UK / US noun countable Word forms arthritic : singular arthritic plural arthritics …   English dictionary

  • arthritic — 1. adjective Of, or affected by arthritis. Her arthritic wrists bothered her most in the winter. 2. noun A person with arthritis …   Wiktionary

  • arthritic — Relating to arthritis. * * * ar·thrit·ic är thrit ik adj of, relating to, or affected with arthritis ar·thrit·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv arthritic n a person affected with arthritis * * * ar·thrit·ic (ahr thritґik) 1. pertaining to or affected with… …   Medical dictionary

  • arthritic — adj. Arthritic is used with these nouns: ↑hand, ↑hip, ↑knee …   Collocations dictionary

  • arthritic — /aˈθrɪtɪk/ (say ah thritik) adjective 1. suffering or tending to suffer from arthritis. 2. of or of the nature of arthritis. –noun 3. an arthritic person …   Australian English dictionary

  • arthritic — arthritis ► NOUN ▪ painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. DERIVATIVES arthritic adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek, from arthron joint …   English terms dictionary

  • arthritic — I noun a person afflicted with arthritis the hands of an elderly arthritic • Derivationally related forms: ↑arthritis • Hypernyms: ↑patient II adjective of or pertaining to arthritis …   Useful english dictionary

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