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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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kihti
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 ?
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.
Poor old John, I have a great regard for him; he was clerk to my poor father twentyseven years; and now, poor old man, he is bedridden, and very poorly with the rheumatic gout in his joints I must go and see him today; and so will Jane, I am sure, if she gets out at all.
Whenever he had a touch of his old colicky gout, he said it did him more good than any thing else in the world.
I lived with them, waiting to be put out in the world, until his gout unfortunately flew to his stomach - and so he died, and so she married a young man, and so I wasn't provided for.
Yes," returned Herbert, "and you may suppose how mild it makes his gout.
Raveloe lay low among the bushy trees and the rutted lanes, aloof from the currents of industrial energy and Puritan earnestness: the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families, and the poor thought that the rich were entirely in the right of it to lead a jolly life; besides, their feasting caused a multiplication of orts, which were the heirlooms of the poor.
I hope you are now well recovered from your spring fit of the gout, and shall be happy if the advice of your learned physician should recommend a tour to these parts.
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.
I must regret that an attack of gout, from which malady I am a constant sufferer, forbids absolutely any travelling on my part for some time to come.
Steadily, incessantly, each black splash grew and spread, shooting out ramifications this way and that, now banking itself against rising ground, now pouring swiftly over a crest into a new-found valley, exactly as a gout of ink would spread itself upon blotting paper.
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.
Impressed with the awe which the humblest sleeped usually sheds around him, the merchant trod as lightly as the gout would allow; and his spouse took good heed not to rustle her silk gown, lest David should start up all of a sudden.