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
goutyplay \ˈgau̇-tē\ adjective
Recent Examples of gout from the Web
Other large-scale studies have found that soda-drinkers have a greater chance of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and gout.
Since the couple met seven years ago, he's developed severe gout, arthritis, undergone several surgeries and had to have a toe amputated.
In any other country, this much feasting would have killed us – or at least induced gout.
If a pitcher was breathing without too much effort, and wasn’t troubled by gout or lesions, the Twins would take a chance on him.
Less common types of arthritis include inflammatory (rheumatoid, psoriatic), metabolic (gout) and even infectious (Lyme, parvovirus).
During these spectacles, at home the scandal news came not in drips but spattering gouts.
People with gout, reflux disease, or taking prescription medications should check with their physician before fasting.
People with gout, reflux disease, or taking medications that are specifically prescribed to be taken with food should check with their physician before fasting.
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Origin and Etymology of gout
Middle English goute, from Anglo-French gute drop, gout, from Latin gutta drop
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
GOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of gout for English Language Learners
: a disease that causes painful swelling of the joints especially in the toes
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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