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diabetic

[ dahy-uh-bet-ik ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈbɛt ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to diabetes or persons having diabetes.
having or resulting from diabetes.

noun

a person who has diabetes.

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Origin of diabetic

First recorded in 1790–1800; diabet(es) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM diabetic

an·ti·di·a·bet·ic, adjectivenon·di·a·bet·ic, adjectiveun·di·a·bet·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diabetic

diabetic
/ (ˌdaɪəˈbɛtɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, or having diabetes
for the use of diabeticsdiabetic chocolate

noun

a person who has diabetes

usage for diabetic

Rather than talking about a diabetic or diabetics, it is better to talk about a person with diabetes, people with diabetes
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Medical definitions for diabetic

diabetic
[ dī′ə-bĕtĭk ]

adj.

Relating to, having, or resulting from diabetes.
Intended for use by a person with diabetes.

n.

One who has diabetes.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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