polydipsia


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pol·y·dip·si·a

 (pŏl′ē-dĭp′sē-ə)
n.
Excessive or abnormal thirst.

[poly- + Greek dipsa, thirst + -ia.]

pol′y·dip′sic adj.

polydipsia

(ˌpɒlɪˈdɪpsɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol excessive thirst
[C18: New Latin, from poly- + -dipsia, from Greek dipsa thirst]
ˌpolyˈdipsic adj

pol•y•dip•si•a

(ˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə)

n.
excessive thirst.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly- poly- + dípsios thirsty) + -ia -ia]

polydipsia

extreme thirst; an abnormal and continuous craving for drink.
See also: Alcohol
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polydipsia - excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)
thirst, thirstiness - a physiological need to drink
diabetes - a polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst
Translations

pol·y·dip·si·a

n. polidipsia, sed insaciable.
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