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
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During these spectacles, at home the scandal news came not in drips but spattering gouts.
White smoke and a gout of orange fiame shoot out the back in a stream of fire.
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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 century
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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