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rheu·mat·ic

 (ro͞o-măt′ĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to any of various diseases and disorders that chiefly affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones and are characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling. Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout are rheumatic diseases.
n.
1. One who is affected by a rheumatic disease or disorder.
2. rheumatics Informal Pains caused by a rheumatic disease or disorder.

[Middle English reumatik, of rheum, from Old French reumatique, from Latin rheumaticus, suffering from rheum, from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma, rheumat-, stream; see rheum.]

rheumatic

(ruːˈmætɪk)
adj
(Pathology) of, relating to, or afflicted with rheumatism
n
(Pathology) a person afflicted with rheumatism
[C14: ultimately from Greek rheumatikos, from rheuma a flow; see rheum]
rheuˈmatically adv

rheu•mat•ic

(rʊˈmæt ɪk)
adj.
1. pertaining to or of the nature of rheumatism.
2. affected with or subject to rheumatism.
n.
3. a person affected with rheumatism.
[1350–1400; Middle English reumatik < Latin rheumaticus < Greek rheumatikós=rheumat-, s. of rheûma (see rheum) + -ikos -ic]
rheu•mat′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rheumatic - a person suffering with rheumatismrheumatic - a person suffering with rheumatism  
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.rheumatic - of or pertaining to arthritisrheumatic - of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"; "rheumy with age and grief"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
Translations
روماتِزْمي: رَثْوي
revmatický
gigt-
reumásreumatikus
gigtar-
reumatický
romatizmalromatizmayla ilgili

rheumatic

[ruːˈmætɪk]
A. ADJreumático
B. N (= person) → reumático/a m/f
C. CPD rheumatic fever Nfiebre f reumática

rheumatic

[ruːˈmætɪk] adjrhumatismal(e)rheumatic fever nrhumatisme m articulaire aigu

rheumatic

n
(= person)Rheumatiker(in) m(f)
rheumatics singRheumatismus m
adj painsrheumatisch; jointrheumakrank

rheumatic

[ruːˈmætɪk] adjreumatico/a

rheumatism

(ˈruːmətizəm) noun
a disease which causes stiffness and pain in one's joints.
rheuˈmatic (-ˈmӕ-) adjective

rheu·mat·ic

a. reumático-a, rel. a o afectado por reumatismo.
References in classic literature ?
At one time she would come on board with a jar of pickles for the steward's pantry; another time with a bunch of quills for the chief mate's desk, where he kept his log; a third time with a roll of flannel for the small of some one's rheumatic back.
Once rheumatic, always rheumatic, I fear," he replied.
But I must object to your dooming Colonel Brandon and his wife to the constant confinement of a sick chamber, merely because he chanced to complain yesterday (a very cold damp day) of a slight rheumatic feel in one of his shoulders.
She had rheumatic fever, too, at the same time, so she couldn't thrash 'round.
I had just passed through a rheumatic fever, which left my health more broken than before, and one morning shortly after I was settled in the capital, I woke to find the room going round me like a wheel.
He was constantly devising means to alleviate her sufferings from the rheumatic affection which confined her to her bed; he had spoken of her, not once but many times, in terms of the sincerest sympathy.
They soak water, they do; and of course get rheumatic, and have to be doctored ( sneezes) with washes and lotions, just like live legs.
As we at this place take leave of Tom Loker, we may as well say, that, having lain three weeks at the Quaker dwelling, sick with a rheumatic fever, which set in, in company with his other afflictions, Tom arose from his bed a somewhat sadder and wiser man; and, in place of slave-catching, betook himself to life in one of the new settlements, where his talents developed themselves more happily in trapping bears, wolves, and other inhabitants of the forest, in which he made himself quite a name in the land.
As for the old Squire, he is still hale and hearty, though rheumatic withal.
The only patient that effectually baffled his skill, or rather discouraged any attempt at relief, was an antiquated squaw with a churchyard cough, and one leg in the grave; it being shrunk and rendered useless by a rheumatic affection.
Papa was to do with journalism, but is rheumatic and has retired.
The rheumatic fever (aggravated by the situation of this house--built on clay, you know, and close to stagnant water) has been latterly complicated by delirium.