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
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.
Tambor battled alcoholism (and developed gout during production of 2000's How the Grinch Stole Christmas), but has been sober now for 15 years.
Already, scientists have begun clinical trials testing ways to help patients with very severe gout who make antibodies blocking their treatment.
Warding off the joint pain of gout may be as easy as eating right, a new study suggests.
Some old men, who know things like tides and the habits of fish, told me not to fret, that there was too much water out there to be killed by even such a gout of oil.
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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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