\ 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 gouty (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gout in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The French, who once owned the territory, harvested the roots of the blue-flowered chicory plant to make teas and medicines to treat jaundice, liver enlargement gout, and rheumatism. Adele Jackson-gibson, Good Housekeeping, "Is Chicory Root Coffee Good for You? Here's What to Know About Its Health Benefits," 3 Feb. 2020 The letter stated that Mr. Sanders had suffered several ailments during his life, including gout and diverticulitis. Jonathan Martin, New York Times, "Bernie Sanders Is Hospitalized, Raising Questions About His Candidacy," 2 Oct. 2019 Other suggestions included rubbing roghan baboona, a classical Unani oil-based considered beneficial in treating gout, joint pain and backache, on the scalp and chest. Washington Post, "Kimchi, cow poop and other spurious coronavirus remedies," 2 Feb. 2020 Monahan noted that Sanders has previously been treated for gout, high cholesterol, diverticulitis, hypothyroidism, laryngitis secondary to esophageal reflux, lumbar strain, and complete removal of superficial skin lesions. Rebecca Morin, USA TODAY, "Bernie Sanders in 'good health' after heart attack, according to his doctor," 31 Dec. 2019 One new study found that heart attack survivors benefited from a medicine long used to treat gout. Marilyn Marchione, chicagotribune.com, "New and old drugs may offer new ways to fight heart disease," 15 Nov. 2019 His ailments included gout; a mild elevation of cholesterol; an inflammation of out-pouches in the bowel known as diverticulitis; and hormone replacement therapy for an underactive thyroid gland. New York Times, "Bernie Sanders Had Heart Attack, His Doctors Say as He Leaves Hospital," 4 Oct. 2019 Even with the third-row seat-backs up, the Telluride reserves 21 cubic feet of cargo space, which is enough to carry a folded baby stroller, or one of those kneeler-wheelers, in case the gout is flaring up. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2020 Kia Telluride: A Peaceful Ride Even With a Car Full of Kids," 17 Jan. 2020 After praying for relief from thyroid and gout illnesses, Miller said the nuns had been a critical lifeline in a remote area where help is difficult to reach. Chris Kenning, The Courier-Journal, "37 years after Mother Teresa came to Appalachia, her nuns return to help the poor," 24 Dec. 2019

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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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4 Mar 2020

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“Gout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gout. Accessed 30 Mar. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of gout

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


\ 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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