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ˈdrɒp sidrop·sy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. edema, oedema, hydrops, dropsynoun

    swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities


  1. dropsynoun

    Swelling, edema, often from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD.

    1911 The disease under which Addison laboured appears to have been asthma. It became more violent after his retirement from office, and was now accompanied by dropsy. u2014 "Joseph Addison", Encyclopu00E6dia Britannica.

    Etymology: Ultimately from ὕδρωψ, from ὕδωρ.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dropsynoun

    an unnatural collection of serous fluid in any serous cavity of the body, or in the subcutaneous cellular tissue

    Etymology: [OE. dropsie, dropesie, OF. idropisie, F. hydropisie, L. hydropisis, fr. Gr. dropsy, fr. water. See Water, and cf. Hydropsy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dropsy

    drop′si, n. an unnatural collection of water in any part of the body.—adjs. Drop′sical, Drop′sied (Shak.), affected with dropsy.—n. Drop′sicalness. [Through Fr. from L. hydropisis—Gr. hydrōpshydōr, water.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dropsy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dropsy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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