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A watery or thin mucous discharge from the eyes or nose.
[Middle English reume, from Old French, from Late Latin rheuma, from Greek, a flowing, rheum; see sreu- in Indo-European roots.]
1. (Physiology) of the nature of rheum
2. literary damp and unhealthy: the rheumy air.
adj. rheum•i•er, rheum•i•est.
pertaining to, causing, full of, or affected with rheum.
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|Adj.||1.||rheumy - moist, damp, wet (especially of air); "the raw and theumy damp of night air"|
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"
|2.||rheumy - 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"