gout

noun
\ ˈgau̇t How to pronounce gout (audio) \

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 How to pronounce gout (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What happened next was a shock—a bright gout of yellow flame soaring into the air before the director cut away. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "How Romain Grosjean walked away from F1’s scariest crash in decades," 30 Nov. 2020 The rheumatologist prescribed a hefty dose of prednisone and another anti-inflammatory drug, colchicine, which is used to treat gout as well as pseudogout. New York Times, "Her Wrist Was Swollen and Excruciatingly Painful. Steroids Didn’t Help Much.," 16 Dec. 2020 Many use Christmas as a week-long Henry VIII gout-fest, a general unhooking of the belt to ease the onslaught of pâté, a commitment to elasticated waists much like lockdown. Raven Smith, Vogue, "On New Year’s Revolutions and the Marvelous Mystery of 2021," 16 Dec. 2020 The investigators hope to test a long list of drugs, including the hepatitis C drug sofosbuvir, the antiparasitic drugs nitazoxanide and ivermectin, and colchicine, which is used to treat gout. Kai Kupferschmidt, Science | AAAS, "First-of-its-kind African trial tests common drugs to prevent severe COVID-19," 3 Dec. 2020 The anti-inflammatory drug commonly used to treat gout flare-ups is being studied by scientists at UCSF and New York University. Peter Fimrite, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus treatments and vaccines. Here are the latest developments," 29 Nov. 2020 For all its historical freight, gout cannot be explained as an indictment of a lifestyle or an era. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Once the Disease of Gluttonous Aristocrats, Gout Is Now Tormenting the Masses," 13 Nov. 2020 If gout is just a matter of birth or chance, what then? Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Once the Disease of Gluttonous Aristocrats, Gout Is Now Tormenting the Masses," 13 Nov. 2020 There was evidence of kidney damage (calcification in particular) and gout, suggesting that the animal had not been kept in very good conditions and likely didn't get enough water. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Peer inside a mummified cat from ancient Egypt, courtesy of high-res 3D X-rays," 21 Aug. 2020

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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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The first known use of gout was in the 13th century

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“Gout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gout. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce gout (audio) \

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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