- of, like, or affected with dropsy.
Origin of dropsical
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Examples from the Web for dropsical
It weighed several tons, and its tyres were like dropsical life-belts.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
Dropsical women, swollen like wine skins were placed on the ground before him.Thais
Again, the other valet had long been dropsical, and the valet who died in 1687 died of dropsy.The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
This one was dropsical, the other subject to apoplectic fits.The Nabob
The debility of age and dropsical legs had long oppressed him.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses
Word Origin and History for dropsical
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Relating to or suffering from dropsy.
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