Complete Definition of "dropsy"

English

Noun
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  1. pathology Swelling, edema, often from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD.

#:1911 The disease under which Addison laboured appears to have been asthma. It became more violent after his retirement from office, and was now accompanied by dropsy. â "Joseph Addison", S:1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Addison, Joseph|Encyclopædia Britannica.

Derived terms
dropsical
dropsically

Translations
Spanish: hidropesía f

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