Definitions for: Rheumatic


[n] a person suffering with rheumatism
[adj] of or pertaining to arthritis; "my creaky old joints"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rheu*mat"ic, a. [Gr. ??? subject to a discharge or
flux: cf. L. rheumaticus, F. rhumatique. See Rheum,
Rheumatism.]
1. Derived from, or having the character of, rheum; rheumic.
[Obs.]

2. (Med.) Of or pertaining to rheumatism; as, rheumatic pains
or affections; affected with rheumatism; as, a rheumatic
old man; causing rheumatism; as, a rheumatic day.

That rheumatic diseases do abound. --Shak.


Rheu*mat"ic, n.
One affected with rheumatism.

Synonyms: arthritic, creaky, rheumatoid, unhealthy

See Also: diseased person, sick person, sufferer


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