Definition of symptomatic
1a : being a symptom of a diseaseb : having the characteristics of a particular disease but arising from another cause symptomatic epilepsy resulting from brain damage
2 : concerned with, affecting, or having symptoms symptomatic treatment a symptomatic patient
symptomaticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of symptomatic in a Sentence
a fever's refusal to respond to antibiotics is symptomatic of a viral infection
Recent Examples of symptomatic from the Web
Medical staff confirmed that the time at which the child became symptomatic would indicate that the perpetrator would have had to be either the mother or the paramour.
Simple acoustic features of the short speech samples—including slower talking speed and longer pauses than healthy controls—pinpointed the symptomatic participants with 70 percent accuracy.
While phobias can be paralyzing, they’re not necessarily symptomatic of deeper psychological problems, says Carlin.
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Definition of symptomatic for English Language Learners
medical : showing that a particular disease is present
: relating to or showing symptoms of a disease
: showing the existence of a particular problem
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