water on the knee

noun phrase

: an accumulation of synovial fluid in the knee joint (as from injury or disease) marked especially by swelling

Examples of water on the knee in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water on the knee was in 1875

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“Water on the knee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20on%20the%20knee. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

water on the knee

noun
: an accumulation of synovial fluid in the knee joint (as from injury or disease) marked especially by swelling
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