rheumatic

adjective
rheu·​mat·​ic | \ ru̇-ˈma-tik How to pronounce rheumatic (audio) \

Definition of rheumatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or affected with rheumatism

rheumatic

noun

Definition of rheumatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: one affected with rheumatism

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Other Words from rheumatic

Adjective

rheumatically \ ru̇-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce rheumatically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of rheumatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective People with rheumatic diseases are typically more susceptible to infections because their medications suppress the immune system. Michele Cohen Marill, Wired, "Doctors Are Pooling Data to Help Understand Covid-19," 25 Mar. 2020 For the past few weeks, Trump has encouraged the use of the drug, hydroxychloroquine, which has been used to prevent malaria and treat rheumatic diseases but has shown promise in early evidence in fighting the coronavirus. NBC News, "Ohio state representative wants to prosecute Trump for 'crimes against humanity'," 8 Apr. 2020 The water is said to have therapeutic effects on the metabolism, heart function, rheumatic conditions, and diseases of the nervous system—or, in other words, many of the afflictions of modern life. Ann Abel, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Spas in the U.S. & Around the World: 2019 Readers' Choice Awards," 7 Oct. 2019 And Al-Zubaidi, who suffers from rheumatic heart disease, was struggling to obtain her heart medicine. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, "Coveted exemptions from Trump’s travel ban remain elusive for citizens of Muslim-majority countries," 22 May 2018 And Al-Zubaidi, who suffers from rheumatic heart disease, was struggling to obtain her heart medicine. Abigail Hauslohner, Washington Post, "Coveted exemptions from Trump’s travel ban remain elusive for citizens of Muslim-majority countries," 22 May 2018 Thousands of Kenyans have heart valves scarred by rheumatic heart disease, which hardly exists in wealthy countries with ready access to antibiotics but is common in poor nations. Donald G. Mcneil Jr., New York Times, "Jewish Philanthropists Create a Prize for Christian Missionaries," 27 Oct. 2017 In the 1980s, before the days of easy and cheap genomics, blood samples were taken with consent to analyze the unusually high levels of rheumatic disease in the Nuu-chah-nulth people of the Pacific Northwest of Canada. Adam Rutherford, The Atlantic, "A New History of the First Peoples in the Americas," 3 Oct. 2017 In 1931, at the age of 64, David Sr. died of rheumatic fever, and in 1937, David Jr. was killed in an accident. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "This Abandoned 1920s Castle Exists Right Here in the U.S.—and It's for Sale," 8 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of rheumatic

Adjective

1711, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rheumatic

Adjective

Middle English rewmatik subject to rheum, from Anglo-French reumatike, from Latin rheumaticus, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheumat-, rheuma

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The first known use of rheumatic was in 1711

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“Rheumatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rheumatic. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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rheumatic

adjective
rheu·​mat·​ic | \ ru̇-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce rheumatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of rheumatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, characteristic of, or affected with rheumatism rheumatic pain a rheumatic joint

rheumatic

noun

Medical Definition of rheumatic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an individual affected with rheumatism

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