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Any of several diseases of the joints, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by pain, swelling, and often stiffness, and usually involving inflammation.

ar·thrit′ic (-thrĭt′ĭk) adj. & n.
ar·thrit′i·cal·ly adv.


(Pathology) in an arthritic manner
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Instead of a jaunty allegro the finale meandered in arthritically so Mozart's inspired andante cantabile interjection had to be played at a funereal pace to compensate.
If things get really exciting they climb arthritically into a buggy.
Or a deer; the tutor put his hands on either side of his sad Baroque face--the face, Benson thought, of a saint being tormented under layers of dark paint--and crooked his fingers arthritically, "on the wall of a hunter.