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dyspepsia

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noun dys·pep·sia \dis-ˈpep-shə, -sē-ə\

Simple Definition of dyspepsia

  • medical : pain in the area of your stomach caused by a difficulty in digesting food

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dyspepsia

  1. 1 :  indigestion

  2. 2 :  ill humor :  disgruntlement

dyspeptic play \-ˈpep-tik\ adjective or noun
dyspeptically play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of dyspepsia in a sentence

  1. He is suffering from dyspepsia.



Did You Know?

When people get indigestion, they are often affected by nausea, heartburn, and gas-things that can cause the world's greatest gastronome to curse the world's most delectable dishes. So, it is no wonder that dyspepsia, a word for indigestion, has also come to mean "ill humor" or "disgruntlement." The word itself is ultimately derived from the Greek prefix dys- ("faulty" or "impaired") and the verb pessein ("to cook" or "to digest"). To please the wordmonger's appetite, we would like to end with this tasty morsel: Dyspepsia has an opposite, eupepsia-a rarely used word meaning "good digestion."

Origin of dyspepsia

Latin, from Greek, from dys- + pepsis digestion, from peptein, pessein to cook, digest — more at cook


First Known Use: circa 1706


Medical Dictionary

dyspepsia

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noun dys·pep·sia \dis-ˈpep-shə, -sē-ə\

Medical Definition of dyspepsia

  1. :  indigestion <Dyspepsia occasionally resolves itself without any need for medical intervention.—Patricia Hittner, Better Homes and Gardens, December 1998>




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