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water brash

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noun Pathology.
  1. heartburn(def 1).

Origin of water brash

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for water brash

Historical Examples

  • Exceptionally, it may be insipid or brackish, constituting what is known as pyrosis, or water-brash.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • If much sugar or salt is used my stomach gets very sour, and water-brash is the result.

  • Water-brash (Munster), severe acidity of the stomach with a flow of watery saliva from the mouth.

British Dictionary definitions for water brash

water brash

  1. pathol another term for heartburn
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