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col·ic

 (kŏl′ĭk)
n.
1. Severe abdominal pain caused by spasm, obstruction, or distension of any of the hollow viscera, such as the intestines.
2. A condition of unknown cause seen in infants less than three months old, marked by periods of inconsolable crying lasting for hours at a time for at least three weeks.
adj. (also kō′lĭk)
Of, relating to, or affecting the colon.

[Middle English colik, affecting the colon, colic, from Old French colique, from Latin cōlica (passiō), (suffering) of the colon, feminine of cōlicus, from Greek kōlikos, from kolon, kōlon, colon.]

col′ick·y (kŏl′ĭ-kē) adj.

colicky

(ˈkɒlɪkɪ)
adj
(Pathology) relating to or suffering from colic
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.colicky - suffering from excessive gas in the alimentary canal
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
Translations

colicky

[ˈkɔlɪkɪ] ADJ [baby] → que padece de cólicos; [pain] → de cólico
to be colickytener un cólico

colicky

[ˈkɒlɪki] adj [baby] → qui souffre de coliques; [pain] → dû(e) à des coliques
to be colicky [baby] → souffrir de coliques

colicky

[ˈkɒlɪkɪ] adjche soffre di coliche

col·ick·y

a. rel. al cólico.
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Whenever he had a touch of his old colicky gout, he said it did him more good than any thing else in the world.
Jennings, though regretting that she had not been five minutes earlier, was satisfied with the compromise; and Elinor, as she swallowed the chief of it, reflected, that though its effects on a colicky gout were, at present, of little importance to her, its healing powers, on a disappointed heart might be as reasonably tried on herself as on her sister.
They had borrowed a melodeum -- a sick one; and when everything was ready a young woman set down and worked it, and it was pretty skreeky and colicky, and everybody joined in and sung, and Peter was the only one that had a good thing, according to my notion.
This time he thought he could detect colicky symptoms, and he began to encourage them with considerable hope.
Gelfand also shares my observation that colicky crying is more likely to occur "at the end of the day," a time when we are tired and are less tolerant of overstimulation.
"Patti is often referred to as the baby whisperer' because of her expertise with fussy and colicky babies," says Amy Wolfinger, lead physical therapist for Rehabilitation Services at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
Off late, she has been having severe right sided colicky abdominal pain associated with nausea, vomiting and sweating, not relieved by analgesics or anti-spasmodic.
With the blur of diaper changes and vaccinations sleepless nights and the worries that descend upon every parent from the slightest hiccup to a colicky stomach also came a "sudden clarity" to the brand-new mother.
Some patients experience a prodrome of fever, colicky abdominal pain, and joint pain prior to the development of cutaneous symptoms.
Of the 180 pairs of mothers and colicky infants assessed for eligibility, only 17 were recruited, largely due to not meeting inclusion criteria.
She gave an account of the unexplained 96-h history of colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, abdominal distension, and constipation.
I have had my share of nail-biting, eye-rolling episodes watching new parents struggle with a colicky baby.