What does varicose mean?

Definitions for varicoseˈvær ɪˌkoʊs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word varicose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. varicose(adj)

    abnormally swollen or knotty

    "varicose veins"


  1. varicose(Adjective)

    abnormally swollen, dilated or knotty

Webster Dictionary

  1. Varicose(adj)

    irregularly swollen or enlarged; affected with, or containing, varices, or varicosities; of or pertaining to varices, or varicosities; as, a varicose nerve fiber; a varicose vein; varicose ulcers

  2. Varicose(adj)

    intended for the treatment of varicose veins; -- said of elastic stockings, bandages. and the like

  3. Origin: [L. varicosus, from varix, -icis, a dilated vein; cf. varus bent, stretched, crooked.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Varicose

    var′i-kōs, adj. permanently dilated or enlarged, as a vein, the actual dilatation being called a varix—most often in the sub-mucous veins of the rectum (constituting hæmorrhoids or piles), in the spermatic veins (giving rise to varicocele), and in the veins of the lower extremities—also Var′icous.—adjs. Var′icāted, marked by varicose formations (said of shells); Var′icosed.—n. Varicos′ity, state of being varicose.—Varicose veins, a condition in which the superficial veins, usually of the leg, are swollen for no apparent physiological reason. [L. varicosus, full of dilated veins—varix, a dilated vein—varus, bent, crooked.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of varicose in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of varicose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. King Henry III of France:

    Old creature with a sore leg (reference to Elizabeth I- he was incorrectly told she limped because of a varicose vein)

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