gout

noun
\ˈgau̇t \

Definition of gout 

1 : a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood

2 : a mass or aggregate especially of something fluid often gushing or bursting forth

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Other Words from gout

gouty \ˈgau̇-tē \ adjective

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Uloric’s manufacturer reported last November that patients on the drug were 34 percent more likely to die from heart disease than people taking an alternative gout medication. Caroline Chen, Fox News, "FDA repays drug industry by rushing risky meds to market," 1 July 2018 By then, diabetes, gout and other illnesses had forced Brice to start using a wheelchair and stop working. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 Marie Antoinette, at first bewildered by the rules and conventions of the French court, soon becomes its master, leading fashion, gossip and bon gout — while still claiming to care about none of it. refinery29.com, "Why Marie Antoinette Is Really Mean Girls, Versailles Edition," 10 July 2018 Given Ironwood’s plans to split into two companies, analysts said, a possible outcome could be the sale of the part that makes Linzess and Duzallo, a medicine for gout, to a pharmaceutical giant. Jonathan Saltzman, BostonGlobe.com, "With activist investor’s blessing, Ironwood moves forward," 31 May 2018 One will focus on treatments for gastrointestinal diseases and gout, which have been the mainstay of the 20-year-old Ironwood. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 2 June 2018 But gout, the English disease, is nothing to joke about. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "My wife loves the royal wedding, and there’s nothing I can do," 16 May 2018 By 1792 he was hobbled with gout, recurring malaria and a lead ball in his leg from the Yorktown campaign. Kathleen Duval, WSJ, "‘Unlikely General’ Review: He Opened the Way West," 15 May 2018 Apparently, Blankenship thinks the best way to win the Republican primary is to attack McConnell, who apparently is about as popular as gout in other states. Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal, "Disgusting, racist attack on McConnell is a new low for coal Republican," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of gout

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gout

Middle English goute, from Anglo-French gute drop, gout, from Latin gutta drop

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gout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gout

: a disease that causes painful swelling of the joints especially in the toes

gout

noun
\ˈgau̇t \

Medical Definition of gout 

: a metabolic disease marked by a painful inflammation of the joints, deposits of urates in and around the joints, and usually an excessive amount of uric acid in the blood

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