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arthritic

[ ahr-thrit-ik ]
/ ɑrˈθrɪt ɪk /
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adjective Also ar·thrit·i·cal .
relating to, having, or experiencing arthritis.
creaky, slow-moving, misshapen, etc., as if affected with arthritis: The next few days passed at the speed of an arthritic tortoise.The road was overhung with what looked like arthritic trees, warped and bent to the whims of the wind.
noun
a person with arthritis.
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Origin of arthritic

First recorded in 1325–75; from Latin arthrīticus, from Greek arthrītikós; replacing Middle English artetik, from Old French artetique, from Latin, as above; see arthr-, -itic

OTHER WORDS FROM arthritic

ar·thrit·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·ar·thrit·ic, adjective, nounpost·ar·thrit·ic, adjective
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