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gout

 (gout)
n.
1. A disturbance of uric-acid metabolism occurring chiefly in males, characterized by painful inflammation of the joints, especially of the feet and hands, and arthritic attacks resulting from elevated levels of uric acid in the blood and the deposition of urate crystals around the joints. The condition can become chronic and result in deformity.
2. A large blob or clot: "and makes it bleed great gouts of blood" (Oscar Wilde).

[Middle English goute, from Old French, drop, gout, from Medieval Latin gutta, from Latin, drop (from the belief that gout was caused by drops of morbid humors).]

gout′i·ness n.
gout′y adj.

gout

(ɡaʊt)
n
1. (Pathology) a metabolic disease characterized by painful inflammation of certain joints, esp of the big toe and foot, caused by deposits of sodium urate in them
2. archaic a drop or splash, esp of blood
[C13: from Old French goute gout (thought to result from drops of humours), from Latin gutta a drop]
ˈgouty adj
ˈgoutily adv
ˈgoutiness n

goût

(ɡu)
n
taste or good taste

gout

(gaʊt)

n.
1. a painful inflammation, esp. of the big toe, characterized by an excess of uric acid in the blood that leads to crystalline deposits in the small joints.
2. a mass or splash, as of blood; spurt.
[1250–1300; Middle English goute < Old French < Latin gutta a drop (of fluid); gout in the feet formerly was attributed to drops of a corrupted humor]

gout

(gout)
A hereditary disorder caused by painful deposits of crystals in the joints, especially of the big toe, knee, or elbow. It is caused by abnormally high levels of uric acid in the blood.

gout

A condition in which uric acid solidifies into crystals in the joints. Kidney tissue may also be affected.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gout - a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and jointsgout - a painful inflammation of the big toe and foot caused by defects in uric acid metabolism resulting in deposits of the acid and its salts in the blood and joints
arthritis - inflammation of a joint or joints
Translations
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gutta
gikt

gout

[gaʊt] N (Med) → gota f

gout

[ˈgaʊt] ngoutte f

gout

n (Med) → Gicht f

gout

[gaʊt] n (Med) → gotta

gout

[MIM*138900]
n. gota, enfermedad hereditaria causada por defecto del metabolismo de ácido úrico.

gout

n gota
References in classic literature ?
Monsieur de Bouillon had the gout, but notwithstanding his illness, which had prevented his mounting on horseback for the last month that is, since Paris had been besieged -- he was ready to receive the Comte de la Fere and the Chevalier d'Herblay.
Sir Leicester receives the gout as a troublesome demon, but still a demon of the patrician order.
Yes," returned Herbert, "and you may suppose how mild it makes his gout.
But the notion of Ralph Nickleby having directed it to be done, tickled his fancy so much, that he could not refrain from cracking all his ten fingers in succession: at which performance Mrs Nickleby was rather startled at first, but supposing it to be in some remote manner connected with the gout, did not remark upon.
Well done, father,' said Sam, 'take care, old fellow, or you'll have a touch of your old complaint, the gout.
But the gout is not an adversary that allows itself to be conquered so easily; therefore, at each movement he made, the pain from dull became sharp.
Johnson leaves London next Tuesday; he is going for his health to Bath, where, if the waters are favourable to his constitution and my wishes, he will be laid up with the gout many weeks.
For while those female whales are characteristically timid, the young males, or forty-barrel-bulls, as they call them, are by far the most pugnacious of all Leviathans, and proverbially the most dangerous to encounter; excepting those wondrous grey-headed, grizzled whales, sometimes met, and these will fight you like grim fiends exasperated by a penal gout.
Whenever he had a touch of his old colicky gout, he said it did him more good than any thing else in the world.
how I creak; now I shall certainly get the gout, like the old clothespress, ugh
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
He traveled about for more than twenty years, but at last, although in the course of them he had drunk of the well of everlasting youth, he became so crippled with gout that he could travel no longer.