• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Dropsied Diseased with drops.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dropsied Dis-eased with dropsy; unnaturally swollen; exhibiting an unhealthy inflation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Dropsied (Shak.) affected with dropsy
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. from L. hydropisis—Gr. hydrōpshydōr, water.


In literature:

Ther's bile, an' measles, an' dropsy, an' cancer, an' hydryfoby, an' all kinds o' things.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The degree of dropsy is, however, by no means an absolute measure of the amount of kidney mischief.
"The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases" by Charles West, M.D.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
All cultivated men are infected more or less with this dropsy.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
I'm a little short-sighted, and I'm mighty nigh took off wi' the dropsy, but I'd 'a' know'd you anywheres.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
He was dying of a dropsy, and was obliged to revive himself, before he was fit to converse, by the wine that was killing him.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 2, July, 1850." by Various
She had dropsy, which made her fatter and fatter outside, but was hollow within.
"Ditte: Girl Alive!" by Martin Andersen Nexo
The drug was little used till 1763, when Baron Storck of Vienna introduced it for the treatment of dropsy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The old fellow was a very sick man, with dropsy.
"The Land of Nome" by Lanier McKee
Another of those on the beds is a man of about fifty years, suffering from dropsy.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
There is dropsy of the chest, and the limb has sympathized in the disposition to effusion.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
The serous effusions due to inflammation are not included under the term dropsy.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 7" by Various
Are you subject to measles, dropsy, pyromania, or falling arch?
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
For some little time past I had been feeling miserable, my limbs swelling as if with dropsy and my appetite being very poor.
"The Bright Side of Prison Life" by Samuel A. Swiggett
The Queen was out of health in reality, having shown signs of dropsy, and the physicians thought her life uncertain.
"The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon" by J.A. Froude
He died of dropsy in 297.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Has the bird got the dropsy and swelled out in that dreadful manner?
"More Mittens with The Doll's Wedding and Other Stories" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
What is dropsy, for instance, save the resolution of an inflammatory action that would almost inevitably prove fatal?
"Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq. Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
The connection between dropsy and hardening of the kidneys is a typical example of this.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott

In poetry:

As in a Dropsie, drinking draughts begets,
The more he drinks, the more he still requires:
So on this World whoso affection sets,
His Wealths encrease encreaseth his desires.
"Vanity of Vanities" by Michael Wigglesworth
But if they thus goa on to swill,
They'll not want Wilfrid Lawson's bill,
For give a druffen chap his fill,
An sooin off pops he;
An teetotal fowk moor surely still,
Will dee wi' th' dropsy.
"A Strange Stooary" by John Hartley

In news:

The "simple innocent" drink is also useful for preventing gout, dropsy, miscarriage.
I had thought that such a condition was something that only happened to people in 18th century literature, like dropsy or the vapors.
" Shingles " is one of those marvelously quaint old medical terms that could have gone the way of "dropsy" and "rheumatism" but still happens to be in use.