ar·​thrit·​ic | \ är-ˈthri-tik How to pronounce arthritic (audio) \

Definition of arthritic

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

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Other Words from arthritic

arthritic noun
arthritically \ är-​ˈthri-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce arthritically (audio) \ adverb

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His arthritic knees are clearly at risk after flaring up at the end of last season. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, "Column: Todd Gurley’s new normal is a reduced workload. Should Rams fans be concerned?," 15 Sep. 2019 In a high-powered offense, Brown needs to be on a roster, especially since Gurley's arthritic knee can limit him at any time. Adam Ronis,, "Fantasy Football 2019: Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups," 10 Sep. 2019 Daly applied to use a cart because of his arthritic right knee., "Golfer Matthew Wolff, 20, in three-way tie for lead at the inaugural 3M Open," 7 July 2019 McVay split the workload Sunday between Malcolm Brown and Gurley, who doesn’t seem to be the same player of the last two regular seasons with his arthritic knee — a guy who was an MVP candidate at times and arguably the league’s best running back. John Clayton, The Denver Post, "The AFC is worse than we thought, and more NFL Week 1 takeaways," 10 Sep. 2019 That’s particularly true in the case of Rams running back Todd Gurley, who also watched much of the Super Bowl because of his arthritic knee. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Update: Last-minute moves," 8 Sep. 2019 Both are the result of an arthritic knee that needs to be replaced and keeps the 55-year-old master barber in near-constant pain. Akilah Johnson, ProPublica, "Medicare-for-All Is Not Medicare, and Not Really for All. So What Does It Actually Mean?," 6 Sep. 2019 One of the biggest talking points from Super Bowl LIII between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots was Gurley's limited usage, and concerns over Gurley's arthritic knee have made people wary of selecting him in the early rounds. Allen Kim, CNN, "It's Week 1 of the NFL season. Here's what to watch for in fantasy football," 5 Sep. 2019 Buoniconti’s right wrist, knee and ankle would become arthritic; his right hip would need to be replaced; range of motion in his right shoulder was limited. S.l. Price,, "‘I Feel Lost. I Feel Like a Child’: The Complicated Decline of Nick Buoniconti," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of arthritic

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ar·​thrit·​ic | \ är-ˈthrit-ik How to pronounce arthritic (audio) \

Medical Definition of arthritic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or affected with arthritis

Other Words from arthritic

arthritically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce arthritically (audio) \ adverb



Medical Definition of arthritic (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person affected with arthritis

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