Definitions for polydipsiaˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pol•y•dip•si•aˌpɒl iˈdɪp si ə(n.)

  1. excessive thirst.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of polydipsia:

1650–60; < NL < Gk polydíps(ios) very thirsty (poly-poly - +dípsios thirsty) +-ia -ia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. polydipsia(noun)

    excessive thirst (as in cases of diabetes or kidney dysfunction)


  1. polydipsia(Noun)

    Excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease.

  2. Origin: New Latin, from Greek much + thirst.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Polydipsia(noun)

    excessive and constant thirst occasioned by disease


  1. Polydipsia

    Polydipsia is a non-medical symptom in which the patient displays excessive thirst. The word derives from the Greek πολυδιψία, which is derived from πολύς + δίψα. An etymologically related term is dipsomaniac, meaning an alcoholic.


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